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Triatominae survey (Hemiptera: Reduviidae: Triatominae) in the south-central region of the state of Bahia, Brazil between 2008 and 2013.

Authors
  • Mendonça, Vagner José
  • de Oliveira, Jader
  • Rimoldi, Aline
  • Filho, Júlio C R Ferreira
  • de Araújo, Renato Freitas
  • da Rosa, João Aristeu
Type
Published Article
Journal
American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
Publisher
American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
Publication Date
May 01, 2015
Volume
92
Issue
5
Pages
1076–1080
Identifiers
DOI: 10.4269/ajtmh.14-0556
PMID: 25802433
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Triatomine surveillance in rural areas, artificial ecotypes, and natural ecotopes of the cities of Caturama, Ibipitanga, Macaúbas, and Seabra in the south-central region of the Brazilian state of Bahia was carried out between 2008 and 2013. Natural infection by Trypanosoma cruzi was evaluated in the specimens collected to monitor vectors of Chagas disease. A total of 1,357 specimens were collected, and four species were identified: Triatoma sordida (83%), Triatoma lenti (16.4%), Triatoma pseudomaculata (0.5%), and Panstrongylus geniculatus (0.1%). Triatoma sordida was found in four cities, only 0.7% in intradomiciliary environments. Triatoma lenti was found only in Macaúbas; 8.5% were found in intradomiciliary environments, 88.3% in peridomiciliary environments, and 3.1% in sylvatic environments. Natural infection by T. cruzi was 0.5% for T. sordida and 3.1% T. lenti. All of these cases were found in peridomiciliary environments of Macaúbas. As the results show, triatomines were found in intradomiciliary environments in three cities that were surveyed in the south-central region of the state of Bahia. Thus, an epidemiologic survey should be performed to avoid the risk of transmission to the population.

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