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Title: The Triatomines of Northern Peru, with Emphasis on the Ecology and Infection by Trypanosomes of Rhodnius ecuadoriensis   (Triatominae)
Authors: Cuba Cuba, César Augusto
Abad-Franch, Fernando
Rodríguez, Judith Roldán
Vargas Vásquez, Franklin
Pollack Velásquez, Luis
Miles, Michael A
Keywords: Triatominae - ecology - Chagas disease - Rhodnius ecuadoriensis   - Trypanosoma rangeli   - Trypanosoma cruzi   - Peru
Issue Date: 31-Dec-2002
Publisher: Fundação Oswaldo Cruz, Fiocruz
Citation: Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz (ISSN: 1678-8060) Vol 97 Num 2
Abstract: Information on the distribution and synanthropic behaviour of triatomines is essential for Chagas disease vector control. This work summarises such information from northern Peru, and presents new data on Rhodnius ecuadoriensis   - an important local vector infesting 10-35% of dwellings in some zones. Three species are strongly synanthropic and may be suitable targets for chemical control of domestic/peridomestic bug populations. Panstrongylus herreri   , the main domestic vector in the area, is probably present in sylvatic ecotopes in the Marañón river system. R. ecuadoriensis and Triatoma dimidiata   seem exclusively domestic; biogeographical and ecological data suggest they might have spread in association with humans in northern Peru. Confirmation of this hypothesis would result in a local eradication strategy being recommended. Presence of trypanosome natural infection was assessed in 257 R. ecuadoriensis; Trypanosoma rangeli   was detected in 4% of bugs. Six further triatomine species are potential disease vectors in the region (T. carrioni, P. chinai, P. rufotuberculatus, P. geniculatus, R. pictipes, and R. robustus), whilst Eratyrus mucronatus   , E. cuspidatus, Cavernicola pilosa   , Hermanlentia matsunoi   , and Belminus peruvianus   have little or no epidemiological significance. A strong community-based entomological surveillance system and collaboration with Ecuadorian public health authorities and researchers are recommended.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1807/21785
Other Identifiers: http://www.bioline.org.br/abstract?id=oc02032
Rights: Copyright 2002 - Instituto Oswaldo Cruz - Fiocruz
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