The rising importance of Triatoma rubrofasciata.

Dujardin, JP; Lam, TX; Khoa, PT; Schofield, CJ; (2015) The rising importance of Triatoma rubrofasciata. Memorias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz. ISSN 0074-0276 DOI:

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The migration of invasive vector species has contributed to the worldwide extension of infectious diseases such as dengue (Aedes aegypti) and chikungunya (Aedes albopictus). It is probably a similar behaviour for certain vectors of Chagas disease which allowed it to become a continental burden in Latin America. One of them, Triatoma rubrofasciata has also been spreading throughout the tropical and subtropical world. Here, the recent and massive peridomestic presence of T. rubrofasciata in Vietnam cities is reported, and tentatively explained, highlighting the need for improved entomological surveillance.

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Faculty and Department: Faculty of Infectious and Tropical Diseases > Dept of Pathogen Molecular Biology
PubMed ID: 25807471
Web of Science ID: 354956000007


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