Foco de doença de Chagas em Arcádia, estado do Rio de Janeiro, Brasil

Elias Seixas Lorosa, Márcio Valério Monteiro Pinto Valente, Vanda Cunha, Herman Lent, José Jurberg
2003 Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz  
Following the report of triatomine nymphs in a house in Arcadia, Miguel Pereira, state of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, the infested dwelling was checked. Several eggs and 46 specimens of Triatoma vitticeps (Stal, 1859) were collected. Among them, adults and nymphal instars accounted for 43.5% and 56.5%, respectively. Analysis of blood meals showed the ecletism of this species; 24 (52.2%) were single feeds, 18 insects (39.1%) fed on two hosts and 4 (8.7%) on three hosts. Trypanosoma cruzi infection
more » ... te of examined specimens was 13%. Finally one of the residents of the house was positive for anti-T. cruzi antibodies using indirect immunofluorescence.
doi:10.1590/s0074-02762003000700004 fatcat:p53rldzbwnguxabzacyncsifxi