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Encontro de Panstrongylus megistus em ecótopo artificial: domiciliação ou mera visitação?

As a first measure of Chagas' disease control in Brazil with chemical elimination of the most important vector of the disease, Triatoma infestans was removed. Attention is now being paid to Triatoma sordida and Panstrongylus megistus. That species can eventualy be found inside houses, as happened with the specimens we examined from Bernardino de Campos and Sete Barras, all of them infected by Trypanosoma cruzi. These data suggest that a better knowledge about the behavior that species is needed to introduce changes in the control measures .

Chagas' disease; P. megistus domiciled; Trypanosoma cruzi

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