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Distribuição e infecção de triatomíneos por Trypanosoma do tipo cruzi na Ilha de São Luís-Maranhão

Data is presented on the species and infection rate of reduviid bugs collected in São Luís island, Maranhão State. The following species have been collected: Rhodnius pictipes, R. neglectus, R. nasutus, R. robustus, Triatoma rubrofasciata, Panstrongylus lignarus and P. geniculatus. The infection rate with T. cruzi-like trypanosomes was 19.7% of the total bugs collected. R. pictipes shows homogeneous distribution in the island and an infection rate of 38.8%.

Chagas' disease; Trypanosoma cruzi; Triatominae; Maranhão


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