Spatial distribution of triatomine bugs in a Chagas disease endemic region in Brazil

CONCLUSIONS: These data contribute to a better understanding of the distribution of T. cruzi infection in the Northeastern region of Brazil. Preventive measures based on vector control should be implemented in the study ar ea in order to reduce the burden this neglected tropical disease.
Source: Revista da Sociedade Brasileira de Medicina Tropical - Category: Tropical Medicine Source Type: research

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ConclusionsThis review assembles NTDs burden and distribution in Mozambique. Thus, contributes to the understanding of NTDs epidemiology in Mozambique and highlights knowledge gaps. Hence, the study provides key elements to progress towards the control and interruption of transmission of these diseases in the country.
Source: Infectious Diseases of Poverty - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research
The Brazil ’s lancehead (Bothrops brazili) was described by Alphonse Hoge in 1954, and the specific epithet is a tribute to Vital Brazil Mineiro de Campanha, a great Brazilian scientist and the founder of Butantan Institute (São Paulo).1 Adult specim...
Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Non-Human Animals and Insects Source Type: news
This study contributes with the discussion about the development of the molecular profiling of prostate cancer. The further development of similar studies could help in stratifying specific risk groups, leading to a more personalized therapeutic decision for prostate cancer treatment. PMID: 31826177 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Braz J Med Biol Res - Category: Research Authors: Tags: Braz J Med Biol Res Source Type: research
Brazilian food processors are poised to boost pork and chicken exports in 2020 as Chinese demand for imports remains strong while the Asian country deals with severe disruptions in local production, an industry group said on Thursday.
Source: Reuters: Health - Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news
Abstract National parks attract millions of visitors each year. Park visitors, employees, and pets are at risk of infection with various zoonotic pathogens, including Trypanosoma cruzi, causative agent of Chagas disease. Big Bend National Park is located along the Texas-Mexico border in a region with endemic triatomine insects- vectors of T. cruzi- yet the degree to which the parasite is transmitted in this region is unknown. We collected triatomines for T. cruzi detection and discrete typing unit (DTU) determination, and conducted blood meal analyses to determine recent hosts. As an index of domestic/peridomestic...
Source: Acta Tropica - Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Tags: Acta Trop Source Type: research
PREVALENCE OF AMERICAN TRYPANOSOMIASIS AND LEISHMANIASES IN DOMESTIC DOGS IN A RURAL AREA OF THE MUNICIPALITY OF SÃO JOÃO DO PIAUÍ, PIAUÍ STATE, BRAZIL. Rev Inst Med Trop Sao Paulo. 2016 Nov 03;58:79 Authors: Perez TD, Figueiredo FB, Junior AA, Silva VL, Madeira MF, Brazil RP, Coura JR Abstract Chagas disease and the leishmaniases are endemic zoonoses of great importance to public health in the state of Piauí, Brazil. The domestic dog (Canis familiaris) is a major reservoir, host of Trypanosoma cruzi and Leishmania spp. in both urban and rural areas, playing an impor...
Source: Revista do Instituto de Medicina Tropical de Sao Paulo - Category: Tropical Medicine Authors: Tags: Rev Inst Med Trop Sao Paulo Source Type: research
Discussion People often don’t think that developed countries have parasitic diseases but this is not true. The major parasitic infections endemic in the United States can be thought of as: Intestinal parasitic infections Seen throughout the US but especially in the northern states during the summer Often occur through recreational water use Cryptosprodiosis, Dientamoebiasis and Giardiasis are the most common. Neglected tropical diseases Seen especially in the southern states (especially Texas) and are linked to extreme poverty Chagas disease, Cutaneous Leishmaniasis, Toxocariasis, and Toxoplasmosis are the most co...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - Category: Pediatrics Authors: Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news
Discussion People often don’t think that developed countries have parasitic diseases but this is not true. The major parasitic infections endemic in the United States can be thought of as: Intestinal parasitic infections Seen throughout the US but especially in the northern states during the summer Often occur through recreational water use Cryptosprodiosis, Dientamoebiasis and Giardiasis are the most common. Neglected tropical diseases Seen especially in the southern states (especially Texas) and are linked to extreme poverty Chagas disease, Cutaneous Leishmaniasis, Toxocariasis, and Toxoplasmosis are the most co...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - Category: Pediatrics Authors: Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news
Conclusions/Significance Triatoma protracta populations in California are frequently infected with T. cruzi. Our data extend the northern limits of the range of TcI and identify a novel genetic exchange event between TcI and TcIV. High similarity between sequences from California and specific Latin American strains indicates US strains may be equally capable of causing human disease. Additional genetic characterization of Californian and other US T. cruzi strains is recommended.
Source: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases - Category: Tropical Medicine Authors: Source Type: research
Conclusions: This study reveals the role of peridomestic T. maculata and dogs in T. cruzi persistence in this region and presents evidence that D. marsupialis are a reservoir mediating peridomestic-zoonotic cycles. This picture reflects the complexity of the transmission dynamics of T. cruzi in an endemic area with non-domiciliated vectors where active human infection exists. There is an ongoing need to control peridomestic T. maculata populations and to implement continuous reservoir surveillance strategies with community participation.
Source: Parasites and Vectors - Category: Microbiology Authors: Source Type: research
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