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Bed bugs (Cimex lectularius) as vectors of Trypanosoma cruzi

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dc.contributor.author Salazar, Renzo
dc.contributor.author Castillo-Neyra, Ricardo
dc.contributor.author Tustin, Aaron W.
dc.contributor.author Borrini-Mayori, Katty
dc.contributor.author Naquira, Cesar
dc.contributor.author Levy, Michael Z.
dc.date.accessioned 2019-02-06T14:57:43Z
dc.date.available 2019-02-06T14:57:43Z
dc.date.issued 2015
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12866/5505
dc.description.abstract Populations of the common bed bug, Cimex lectularius, have recently undergone explosive growth. Bed bugs share many important traits with triatomine insects, but it remains unclear whether these similarities include the ability to transmit Trypanosoma cruzi, the etiologic agent of Chagas disease. Here, we show efficient and bidirectional transmission of T. cruzi between hosts and bed bugs in a laboratory environment. Most bed bugs that fed on experimentally infected mice acquired the parasite. A majority of previously uninfected mice became infected after a period of cohabitation with exposed bed bugs. T. cruzi was also transmitted to mice after the feces of infected bed bugs were applied directly to broken host skin. Quantitative bed bug defecation measures were similar to those of important triatomine vectors. Our findings suggest that the common bed bug may be a competent vector of T. cruzi and could pose a risk for vector-borne transmission of Chagas disease. en_US
dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
dc.relation.ispartof urn:issn:1476-1645
dc.relation.ispartofseries American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (ASTMH Journal)
dc.rights info:eu-repo/semantics/restrictedAccess
dc.rights.uri https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/deed.es
dc.subject Female en_US
dc.subject Male en_US
dc.subject Animals en_US
dc.subject Feces/parasitology en_US
dc.subject Trypanosoma cruzi/physiology en_US
dc.subject Insect Vectors/parasitology en_US
dc.subject Bedbugs/parasitology en_US
dc.subject Chagas Disease/transmission en_US
dc.subject Mice, Inbred BALB C/parasitology en_US
dc.title Bed bugs (Cimex lectularius) as vectors of Trypanosoma cruzi en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
dc.identifier.doi https://doi.org/10.4269/ajtmh.14-0483
dc.subject.ocde https://purl.org/pe-repo/ocde/ford#3.03.06

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