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Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz
Fundação Oswaldo Cruz, Fiocruz
ISSN: 1678-8060
EISSN: 1678-8060
Vol. 104, No. 8, 2009, pp. 1159-1164
Bioline Code: oc09231
Full paper language: English
Document type: Research Article
Document available free of charge

Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz, Vol. 104, No. 8, 2009, pp. 1159-1164

 en Surveillance of Chagas disease vectors in municipalities of the state of Ceará, Brazil
Gonçalves, Teresa Cristina Monte; Freitas, Assilon Lindoval Carneiro & Freitas, Simone Patrícia Carneiro


The present study aimed to analyse the dwelling infestation rates and the distribution and natural Trypanosoma cruzi check for this species in other resources infection rates, among triatomines captured in the 13 municipalities of the state of Ceará. The records relating to the capture of intradomicile and peridomicile triatomines during the Chagas disease control program of 1998- 2008 were available. Among the triatomines captured and in all of the municipalities studied, Triatoma brasiliensis check for this species in other resources presented the highest incidence in intradomicile and Triatoma pseudomaculata check for this species in other resources in peridomicile and some were positive for infection by T. cruzi. We emphasise that it is important to have sustainable epidemiological surveillance in the region, since when the control measures decreased, the incidence of T. pseudomaculata in intradomicile grew.

Triatominae - distributions - natural infection - Ceará

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