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Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz
Fundação Oswaldo Cruz, Fiocruz
ISSN: 1678-8060
EISSN: 1678-8060
Vol. 95, No. 5, 2000, pp. 611-613
Bioline Code: oc00098
Full paper language: English
Document type: Research Article
Document available free of charge

Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz, Vol. 95, No. 5, 2000, pp. 611-613

 en Sylvatic Vectors Invading Houses and the Risk of Emergence of Cases of Chagas Disease in Salvador, State of Bahia, Northeast Brazil
Artur G Dias-Lima & talo A Sherlock

Abstract

During the last twenty years, several adults of Triatoma tibiamaculata infected with Trypanosoma cruzi have been spontaneously caught by inhabitants, inside their houses in the new habitational district of Pituau of Salvador, Bahia. In this communication the authors call attention to the necessity of studies about the possibility of occurrence of new human cases of Chagas disease, to clarify the obscure origin of some positive blood donors in Salvador.

Keywords
Triatominae, Triatoma tibiamaculata, Chagas disease, Trypanosoma cruzi, Bahia, Brazil

 
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