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Title: Could the bug Triatoma sherlocki be vectoring Chagas disease in small mining communities in Bahia, Brazil?
Authors: Almeida, C. E.
Ramos, E. Folly
Peterson, A. T.
Neiva, V. Lima
Gumiel, M.
Duarte, R.
Lima, M. M.
Locks, M.
Beltrão, M.
Costa, J.
Affilliation: Fundação Oswaldo Cruz. Instituto Oswaldo Cruz. Laboratório de Biodiversidade Entomológica. Rio de Janeiro, RJ. Brasil.
Universidade Federal Rural do Rio de Janeiro,. Seropédica, RJ, Brasil / Fundação Oswaldo Cruz. Instituto Oswaldo Cruz. Laboratório de Eco-Epidemiologia da Doença de Chagas. Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brasil.
University of Kansas. Biodiversity Research Center. Kansas, USA.
Fundação Oswaldo Cruz. Instituto Oswaldo Cruz. Laboratório de Biodiversidade Entomológica. Rio de Janeiro, RJ. Brasil.
Fundação Oswaldo Cruz. Instituto Oswaldo Cruz. Laboratório de Biodiversidade Entomológica. Rio de Janeiro, RJ. Brasil.
Fundação Oswaldo Cruz. Escola Nacional de Saúde Pública Sergio Arouca. Laboratório de Imunodiagnóstico. Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brasil.
Fundação Oswaldo Cruz. Instituto Oswaldo Cruz. Laboratório de Eco-Epidemiologia da Doença de Chagas. Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brasil.
Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro. Museu Nacional. Departamento de Antropologia. Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brasil.
Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro. Museu Nacional. Departamento de Antropologia. Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brasil.
Fundação Oswaldo Cruz. Instituto Oswaldo Cruz. Laboratório de Biodiversidade Entomológica. Rio de Janeiro, RJ. Brasil.
Abstract: Searches for Chagas disease vectors were performed at the type locality from which Triatoma sherlocki Papa et al. (Hemiptera: Reduviidae: Triatominae) was described in the municipality of Gentio do Ouro, in the state of Bahia, Brazil, and in a small artisan quarry-mining community ∼13 km distant in a remote area of the same municipality. The latter site represents a new locality record for this species. Adults, nymphs and exuviae of T. sherlocki were found in 21% of human dwellings, indicating that the species is in the process of domiciliation. Prevalence of Trypanosoma cruzi infection in collected bugs was 10.8%. Simple predictive approaches based on environmental similarity were used to identify additional sites likely suitable for this species. The approach successfully predicted an additional five sites for the species in surrounding landscapes. Ecological and entomological indicators were combined to discuss whether this scenario likely represents an isolated case or an emerging public health problem.
Keywords: Triatoma sherlocki
Chagas disease
domiciliation
geographic distribution
Bahia
Brasil
keywords: Triatoma sherlocki
Doença de Chagas
Danificação
Distribuição geográfica
Bahia
Issue Date: 2009
Publisher: Wiley
Citation: ALMEIDA, C. E. et al. Could the bug Triatoma sherlocki be vectoring Chagas disease in small mining communities in Bahia, Brazil?. Medical and Veterinary Entomology, v. 23, p.410–417, 2009.
ISSN: 0269-283X
Copyright: restricted access
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