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Title: Acute Chagas disease outbreak associated with oral transmission
Other Titles: Revista da Sociedade Brasileira de Medicina Tropical
Authors: Dias, Juarez Pereira
Bastos, Claudilson Jose de Carvalho
Araújo, Eline Gomes de
Mascarenhas, Ana Verônica
Martins Netto, Eduardo
Grassi, Fernanda
Silva, Miralba
Tatto, Erica
Keywords: Acute Chagas disease;Trypanosoma cruzi;Triatoma sordida;Epidemiology;Outbreak
Issue Date: 2008
Abstract: Seven individuals living in a town in the Southwest of Bahia developed sudden signs of cardiac and systemic impairment, with lethality of 28.6%. Serological tests were positive at least in one test in the five patients examined. Forty percent of the Triatoma sordida mynphs found inside or around Trypanosoma cruzi were found by blood culturig in there out five cases the homes of these cases were positive for Trypanosoma cruzi. Transmission probably occurred through consumption of water contaminated with triatomine feces. These findings emphasize the necessity to evaluation the importance of vectors like Triatoma sordida in maintaining the endemicity of this disease.
Description: p. 296-300
URI: http://repositorio.ufba.br/ri/handle/ri/15915
ISSN: 0037-8682
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