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Title: House construction, triatomine distribution, and household distribution of seroreactivity to Trypanosoma Cruzi in a Rural Community in northeast Brazil
Authors: Mott, Kenneth E.
Muniz, Tácito M.
Lehman Junior, J. S.
Hoff, Rodney
Morrow Junior, Richard H.
Oliveira, Tome Silva de
Sherlock, Ítalo Rodrigues de Araújo
Drapper, C. C.
Affilliation: Harvard School of Public Health. Department of Tropical Public Health. Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
Fundação Oswaldo Cruz. Centro de Pesquisas Gonçalo Moniz. Núcleo de Pesquisas da Bahia. Salvador, BA, Brasil.
Harvard School of Public Health. Department of Tropical Public Health. Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
Harvard School of Public Health. Department of Tropical Public Health. Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
Harvard School of Public Health. Department of Tropical Public Health. Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. London, UK.
Fundação Oswaldo Cruz. Centro de Pesquisas Gonçalo Moniz. Núcleo de Pesquisas da Bahia. Salvador, BA, Brasil.
London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. London, UK.
Abstract: Household distribution of seroreactivity to Trypanosoma cruzi in inhabitants was analyzed in relation to house construction and the distribution of Panstrongylus megistus, the principal domestic vector of Chagas' disease in a rural area in northeast Brazil. No children residing in mud-brick houses were seroreactive to T. cruzi. The highest rates of seroreactivity occurred in residents of unplastered mud-stick houses, and were twice as high as those found in persons living in mud-brick houses or plastered mud-stick houses. Two-thirds of seroreactive children in this area resided in unplastered mud-stick houses. Over 90% of the P. megistus infestations were found in mud-stick houses. Mud-brick houses had the lowest infestation rates of P. megistus and the lowest household rates of seroreactivity to T. cruzi.
Keywords: Trypanosoma cruzi
Chagas disease
Panstrongylus
Triatominae
Rural Areas
Brazil
keywords: Trypanosoma cruzi
Doença de Chagas
Panstrongylus
Triatomineos
Area rural
Brasil
Issue Date: 1978
Publisher: American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
Citation: MOTT, Keneth E. et al. House construction, triatomine distribution, and household distribution of seroreactivity to Trypanosoma Cruzi in a Rural Community in northeast Brazil. American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, v. 27, n. 6, p. 1116-1122, 1978.
DOI: 10.4269/ajtmh.1978.27.1116
ISSN: 0002-9637
Copyright: restricted access
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