Geographical Distribution and Indicators Entomologic of Sinantropic Triatomines Captured in the State of Goiás, Brazil.
The Chagas? disease occurs from the United States to Patagonia, affecting about 16 million peopleThis disease was always associated with poverty conditions which are represented by the primitive houses made out of wood and mud The incidence of this infection in Brazil was estimated at a hundred thousand annual new cases in the end of the seventies and has a prevalence of 4,2% in the rural population The highest rates were found in Minas Gerais and Rio Grande do Sul with the seroprevalence of 8,8% following by Goiás (7,4%) and Bahia (5,4%) In Goiás within 2000 and 2003 249.868 home units were investigated and 51.570 triatomíneos were captured with 335 specimens infected by T. cruzi The peridomiciliar infestation was significantly bigger than the intradomiciliar by the species Triatoma sordida following by Panstrongylus megistus The inverse was observed with the species Rhodnius neglectus Panstrongylus geniculatus and Triatoma pseudomaculata (p lt;0,018) There was not significant difference in the infestations intra and peridomiciliar by the species Panstrongylus diasi Triatoma costalimai and Triatoma williami Only one specimen of Triatoma infestans was captured in the year 2000
Advisor:Ionizete Garcia da Silva
School:Universidade Federal de Goiás
Source Type:Master's Thesis
Keywords:Trypanosoma cruzi Triatoma sordida Panstrongylus megistus infestans Chagas? disease
Date of Publication:03/31/2006