Revista da Sociedade Brasileira de Medicina Tropical
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ALMEIDA, Paulo Silva de et al. Survey of Triatominae (Hemiptera: Reduviidae) fauna in domestic environments and natural infection by Trypanosomatidae in the State of Mato Grosso do Sul. Rev. Soc. Bras. Med. Trop. [online]. 2008, vol.41, n.4, pp. 374-380. ISSN 0037-8682. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0037-86822008000400010.
Between 2000 and 2004, a survey of Triatominae fauna (Hemiptera: Reduviidae) and examination of natural infection caused by Trypanosomatidae in the State of Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil, was conducted. A total of 13,671 specimens were collected. Through fauna analysis on the insects that were caught, Triatoma sordida was characterized as very abundant, very frequent, constant and dominant. The rates of natural infection with Trypanosoma cruzi were 3.2% for Panstrongylus geniculatus, 0.6% for Rhodnius neglectus and 0.1% for Triatoma sordida. Nevertheless, the State of Mato Grosso do Sul is free from endemic vector transmission.
Palavras-chave : Chagas disease; Intradomicile; Peridomicile; Species richness.