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Revista da Sociedade Brasileira de Medicina Tropical

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LOROSA, Elias Seixas; SANTOS, Carolina Magalhães dos  y  JURBERG, José. Focus of Chagas disease in São Fidélis, in the State of Rio de Janeiro. Rev. Soc. Bras. Med. Trop. [online]. 2008, vol.41, n.4, pp. 419-420. ISSN 1678-9849.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0037-86822008000400020.

Four specimens of Triatoma vitticeps and one of Panstrongylus geniculatus were caught inside a home in the municipality of São Fidélis, Rio de Janeiro. One of the specimens of Triatoma vitticeps proved positive for infection with Trypanosoma cruzi. Two people living in that home (one adult and one adolescent) presented positive serology.

Palabras clave : Limited focus; Chagas disease; Triatominae.

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