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Emerg Infect Dis. 2007 Apr;13(4):605-7.

Autochthonous transmission of Trypanosoma cruzi, Louisiana.

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  • 1Department of Biological Sciences, Loyola University New Orleans, New Orleans, Louisiana 70118, USA. dorn@loyno.edu

Abstract

Autochthonous transmission of the Chagas disease parasite, Trypanosoma cruzi, was detected in a patient in rural New Orleans, Louisiana. The patient had positive test results from 2 serologic tests and hemoculture. Fifty-six percent of 18 Triatoma sanguisuga collected from the house of the patient were positive for T. cruzi by PCR.

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PMC2725963
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