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Epidemiological studies on Chagas disease in certain localities of the Arica area, Chile

Naquira, F.; Neghme, A.

Boletin Chileno de Parasitologia 12(2): 22-23


ISSN/ISBN: 0365-9402
Accession: 024623064

Ten years after the last specimen of Triatoma infestans was found in treated areas near Arica, cases of human trypanosomiasis were discovered; 11 showed Trypanosoma cruzi in the blood stream, while 20 others reacted positively to the complement-fixation test. These individuals (all over 12 years of age) had had no known contact with triatomids within the past 10 years.

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