triatoma

Summary

Summary: A genus of the subfamily TRIATOMINAE. Several species are vectors of TRYPANOSOMA CRUZI.

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  1. Carbajal de la Fuente A, Minoli S, Lopes C, Noireau F, Lazzari C, Lorenzo M. Flight dispersal of the Chagas disease vectors Triatoma brasiliensis and Triatoma pseudomaculata in northeastern Brazil. Acta Trop. 2007;101:115-9 pubmed
    The present paper reports for the first time the capture of wild Triatoma brasiliensis and Triatoma pseudomaculata by means of light traps in Brazil...
  2. Abrahan L, Hernandez L, Gorla D, Catala S. Phenotypic diversity of Triatoma infestans at the microgeographic level in the Gran Chaco of Argentina and the Andean valleys of Bolivia. J Med Entomol. 2008;45:660-6 pubmed
    b>Triatoma infestans (Klug) is the main vector of Trypanosoma cruzi, etiologic agent of Chagas disease. The phenotype of the species varies at different geographic scales...
  3. Agirre J, Aloria K, Arizmendi J, Iloro I, Elortza F, Sánchez Eugenia R, et al. Capsid protein identification and analysis of mature Triatoma virus (TrV) virions and naturally occurring empty particles. Virology. 2011;409:91-101 pubmed publisher
    b>Triatoma virus (TrV) is a non-enveloped +ssRNA virus belonging to the insect virus family Dicistroviridae. Mass spectrometry (MS) and gel electrophoresis were used to detect the previously elusive capsid protein VP4...
  4. Giordano R, Cortez J, Paulk S, Stevens L. Genetic diversity of Triatoma infestans (Hemiptera: Reduviidae) in Chuquisaca, Bolivia based on the mitochondrial cytochrome b gene. Mem Inst Oswaldo Cruz. 2005;100:753-60 pubmed
    Partial cytochrome b DNA sequences for 62 Triatoma infestans were analyzed to determine the degree of genetic variation present in populations of this insect in the northwest region of Chuquisaca, Bolivia...
  5. Zeledon R, Rojas J. Environmental management for the control of Triatoma dimidiata (Latreille, 1811), (Hemiptera: Reduviidae) in Costa Rica: a pilot project. Mem Inst Oswaldo Cruz. 2006;101:379-86 pubmed
    ..control method, using environmental management operations, based on biological and behavioral characteristics of Triatoma dimidiata (Latreille, 1811), was implemented as a pilot project in an area of Costa Rica where the bug is ..
  6. Levy M, Bowman N, Kawai V, Waller L, Cornejo del Carpio J, Cordova Benzaquen E, et al. Periurban Trypanosoma cruzi-infected Triatoma infestans, Arequipa, Peru. Emerg Infect Dis. 2006;12:1345-52 pubmed
    In Arequipa, Peru, vectorborne transmission of Chagas disease by Triatoma infestans has become an urban problem...
  7. Hecht M, Bussacos A, Lozzi S, Santana J, Teixeira A. Triatoma infestans chooses to feed upon immune prey. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2006;75:893-900 pubmed
    Blood-feeding Triatoma infestans obtained its fills from immune chickens in 15 min, but it needed 40 min for feeding upon non-immune chickens. High-titer specific IgGs and skin reactivity against T...
  8. Almeida C, Pacheco R, Haag K, Dupas S, Dotson E, Costa J. Inferring from the Cyt B gene the Triatoma brasiliensis Neiva, 1911 (Hemiptera: Reduviidae: Triatominae) genetic structure and domiciliary infestation in the state of Paraíba, Brazil. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2008;78:791-802 pubmed
    The Triatoma brasiliensis genetic structure was analyzed using the Cyt B gene in different geographic locations and ecotopes after a short and long period after insecticide treatment...
  9. Zu Dohna H, Cecere M, Gürtler R, Kitron U, Cohen J. Spatial re-establishment dynamics of local populations of vectors of Chagas disease. PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2009;3:e490 pubmed publisher
    ..b>Triatoma infestans, the main vector of Chagas disease, reinfested sites in three villages in northwest Argentina after ..

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  1. Schwarz A, Helling S, Collin N, Teixeira C, Medrano Mercado N, Hume J, et al. Immunogenic salivary proteins of Triatoma infestans: development of a recombinant antigen for the detection of low-level infestation of triatomines. PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2009;3:e532 pubmed publisher
    ..The most effective vector, Triatoma infestans, has been controlled successfully in much of Latin America using insecticide spraying...
  2. King R, Cordon Rosales C, Cox J, Davies C, Kitron U. Triatoma dimidiata infestation in Chagas disease endemic regions of Guatemala: comparison of random and targeted cross-sectional surveys. PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2011;5:e1035 pubmed publisher
    ..Central America Initiative to interrupt Chagas disease transmission by reducing intradomiciliary prevalence of Triatoma dimidiata, using targeted cross-sectional surveys to direct control measures to villages exceeding the 5% control ..
  3. Torres Montero J, López Monteon A, Dumonteil E, Ramos Ligonio A. House infestation dynamics and feeding sources of Triatoma dimidiata in central Veracruz, Mexico. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2012;86:677-82 pubmed publisher
    ..Bug collections in 42 rural villages confirmed the widespread distribution of Triatoma dimidiata in central Veracruz...
  4. Pfeiler E, Bitler B, Ramsey J, Palacios Cardiel C, Markow T. Genetic variation, population structure, and phylogenetic relationships of Triatoma rubida and T. recurva (Hemiptera: Reduviidae: Triatominae) from the Sonoran Desert, insect vectors of the Chagas' disease parasite Trypanosoma cruzi. Mol Phylogenet Evol. 2006;41:209-21 pubmed
    ..Hemiptera: Reduviidae: Triatominae) from the Sonoran Desert of northwestern Mexico and southern Arizona, USA, Triatoma rubida (Uhler, 1894) and T...
  5. Dumonteil E, Tripet F, Ramirez Sierra M, Payet V, Lanzaro G, Menu F. Assessment of Triatoma dimidiata dispersal in the Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico by morphometry and microsatellite markers. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2007;76:930-7 pubmed
    In the Yucatán Peninsula of Mexico, the main vector of Chagas disease is Triatoma dimidiata...
  6. Dorn P, Perniciaro L, Yabsley M, Roellig D, Balsamo G, Diaz J, et al. Autochthonous transmission of Trypanosoma cruzi, Louisiana. Emerg Infect Dis. 2007;13:605-7 pubmed
    ..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.
  7. Levy M, Quispe Machaca V, Ylla Velasquez J, Waller L, Richards J, Rath B, et al. Impregnated netting slows infestation by Triatoma infestans. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2008;79:528-34 pubmed
    We used sentinel animal enclosures to measure the rate of infestation by the Chagas disease vector, Triatoma infestans, in an urban community of Arequipa, Peru, and to evaluate the effect of deltamethrin-impregnated netting on that rate...
  8. Piccinali R, Marcet P, Noireau F, Kitron U, Gurtler R, Dotson E. Molecular population genetics and phylogeography of the Chagas disease vector Triatoma infestans in South America. J Med Entomol. 2009;46:796-809 pubmed
    Knowledge of the genetic variability, population structure, and evolutionary history of Triatoma infestans may be useful for developing rational vector control strategies...
  9. Piccinali R, Marcet P, Ceballos L, Kitron U, Gurtler R, Dotson E. Genetic variability, phylogenetic relationships and gene flow in Triatoma infestans dark morphs from the Argentinean Chaco. Infect Genet Evol. 2011;11:895-903 pubmed publisher
    The recent discovery of sylvatic populations of Triatoma infestans outside the Andean Valleys of Bolivia prompted an evolutionary question about the putative ancestral area of origin and dispersal of the species, and an epidemiological ..
  10. Monteón V, Alducin C, Hernandez J, Ramos Ligonio A, López R. High frequency of human blood in Triatoma dimidiata captured inside dwellings in a rural community in the Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico, but low antibody seroprevalence and electrocardiographic findings compatible with Chagas disease in humans. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2013;88:566-71 pubmed publisher
    ..In conclusion, Triatoma dimidiata in this region are preferentially infected with T...
  11. Gurtler R, Cecere M, Lauricella M, Cardinal M, Kitron U, Cohen J. Domestic dogs and cats as sources of Trypanosoma cruzi infection in rural northwestern Argentina. Parasitology. 2007;134:69-82 pubmed
    ..capacity of domestic cats and dogs for Trypanosoma cruzi infection and the host-feeding patterns of domestic Triatoma infestans were assessed longitudinally in 2 infested rural villages in north-western Argentina...
  12. Pérez de Rosas A, Segura E, García B. Microsatellite analysis of genetic structure in natural Triatoma infestans (Hemiptera: Reduviidae) populations from Argentina: its implication in assessing the effectiveness of Chagas' disease vector control programmes. Mol Ecol. 2007;16:1401-12 pubmed
    The genetic structure in populations of the Chagas' disease vector Triatoma infestans was examined...
  13. Reyes M, Angulo V, Sandoval C. [Toxic effect of beta-cipermethrin, deltamethrin and fenitrothion in colonies of Triatoma dimidiata (Latreille, 1811) and Triatoma maculata (Erichson, 1848) (Hemiptera, Reduviidae)]. Biomedica. 2007;27 Suppl 1:75-82 pubmed
    ..for the active principles deltamethrin, beta-cypermethrin and fenitrothion in nymphs of first and fifth instar of Triatoma dimidiata and nymphs of first instar of Triatoma maculata...
  14. Polonio R, Ramirez Sierra M, Dumonteil E. Dynamics and distribution of house infestation by Triatoma dimidiata in central and southern Belize. Vector Borne Zoonotic Dis. 2009;9:19-24 pubmed publisher
    ..cruzi transmission risk to humans, as well as the seroprevalence of T. cruzi infection and incidence of Chagasic cardiomyopathy in the Belizean population. ..
  15. Zeledon R, Cordero M, Marroquin R, Lorosa E. Life cycle of Triatoma ryckmani (Hemiptera: Reduviidae) in the laboratory, feeding patterns in nature and experimental infection with Trypanosoma cruzi. Mem Inst Oswaldo Cruz. 2010;105:99-102 pubmed
    ..78%), allowed us to observe the entire life cycle of Triatoma ryckmani under laboratory conditions (24 degrees C and 62% relative humidity), by feeding them on anesthetized ..
  16. Vazquez Prokopec G, Ceballos L, Marcet P, Cecere M, Cardinal M, Kitron U, et al. Seasonal variations in active dispersal of natural populations of Triatoma infestans in rural north-western Argentina. Med Vet Entomol. 2006;20:273-9 pubmed
    The flight dispersal of Triatoma infestans Klug (Hemiptera: Reduviidae) is one of the main mechanisms determining community re-infestation after control interventions...
  17. Guerenstein P, Lazzari C. Host-seeking: How triatomines acquire and make use of information to find blood. Acta Trop. 2009;110:148-58 pubmed publisher
    ..The feeding behaviour of triatomines is presented in its spatial and temporal context. Finally, some methods to study these topics are described. ..
  18. Schwarz A, Sternberg J, Johnston V, Medrano Mercado N, Anderson J, Hume J, et al. Antibody responses of domestic animals to salivary antigens of Triatomainfestans as biomarkers for low-level infestation of triatomines. Int J Parasitol. 2009;39:1021-9 pubmed publisher
    Hematophagous arthropods such as Triatoma infestans, the vector of Trypanosoma cruzi, elicit host-immune responses during feeding...
  19. Almeida C, Folly Ramos E, Peterson A, Lima Neiva V, Gumiel M, Duarte R, et al. Could the bug Triatoma sherlocki be vectoring Chagas disease in small mining communities in Bahia, Brazil?. Med Vet Entomol. 2009;23:410-7 pubmed publisher
    Searches for Chagas disease vectors were performed at the type locality from which Triatoma sherlocki Papa et al...
  20. Torres Perez F, Acuna Retamar M, Cook J, Bacigalupo A, Garcia A, Cattan P. Statistical phylogeography of Chagas disease vector Triatoma infestans: testing biogeographic hypotheses of dispersal. Infect Genet Evol. 2011;11:167-74 pubmed publisher
    ..The disease, caused by the flagellate protozoan Trypanosoma cruzi, is commonly transmitted to humans by Triatoma infestans in South America...
  21. Germano M, Roca Acevedo G, Mougabure Cueto G, Toloza A, Vassena C, Picollo M. New findings of insecticide resistance in Triatoma infestans (Heteroptera: Reduviidae) from the Gran Chaco. J Med Entomol. 2010;47:1077-81 pubmed
    Chagas disease is a major health concern in Latin America, and Triatoma infestans (Klug, 1834) is responsible for the majority of cases of Chagas disease in the continent...
  22. Cecere M, Vazquez Prokopec G, Ceballos L, Boragno S, Zárate J, Kitron U, et al. Improved chemical control of Chagas disease vectors in the dry Chaco region. J Med Entomol. 2013;50:394-403 pubmed
    ..of two doses of suspension concentrate (SC) pyrethroid insecticides in suppressing peridomestic populations of Triatoma infestans (Klug) was evaluated in 28 rural communities located in Santiago del Estero province, northwestern ..
  23. Porcasi X, Catala S, Hrellac H, Scavuzzo M, Gorla D. Infestation of rural houses by Triatoma infestans (Hemiptera: Reduviidae) in southern area of Gran Chaco in Argentina. J Med Entomol. 2006;43:1060-7 pubmed
    The impact of control activities against Triatoma infestans (Klug) (Hemiptera: Reduviidae) in South America has a marked contrast within and outside the Gran Chaco region...
  24. Marcet P, Mora M, Cutrera A, Jones L, Gurtler R, Kitron U, et al. Genetic structure of Triatoma infestans populations in rural communities of Santiago del Estero, northern Argentina. Infect Genet Evol. 2008;8:835-46 pubmed publisher
    To gain an understanding of the genetic structure and dispersal dynamics of Triatoma infestans populations, we analyzed the multilocus genotype of 10 microsatellite loci for 352 T...
  25. Pizarro J, Stevens L. A new method for forensic DNA analysis of the blood meal in chagas disease vectors demonstrated using Triatoma infestans from Chuquisaca, Bolivia. PLoS ONE. 2008;3:e3585 pubmed publisher
    ..reaction were evaluated for identification of the blood meal source in the heamatophagous Chagas disease vector Triatoma infestans...
  26. Klotz J, Dorn P, Logan J, Stevens L, Pinnas J, Schmidt J, et al. "Kissing bugs": potential disease vectors and cause of anaphylaxis. Clin Infect Dis. 2010;50:1629-34 pubmed publisher
  27. Ceballos L, Piccinali R, Marcet P, Vazquez Prokopec G, Cardinal M, Schachter Broide J, et al. Hidden sylvatic foci of the main vector of Chagas disease Triatoma infestans: threats to the vector elimination campaign?. PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2011;5:e1365 pubmed publisher
    ..b>Triatoma infestans, traditionally considered to be limited to domestic or peridomestic (abbreviated as D/PD) habitats ..
  28. Faudry E, Santana J, Ebel C, Vernet T, Teixeira A. Salivary apyrases of Triatoma infestans are assembled into homo-oligomers. Biochem J. 2006;396:509-15 pubmed
    ..molecular masses of 88, 82, 79, 68 and 67 kDa were identified in the saliva of the vector of Chagas disease, Triatoma infestans. The large size observed during purification of these enzymes suggested oligomerization...
  29. Hernández M, Abrahan L, Dujardin J, Gorla D, Catalá S. Phenotypic variability and population structure of peridomestic Triatoma infestans in rural areas of the arid Chaco (Western Argentina): spatial influence of macro- and microhabitats. Vector Borne Zoonotic Dis. 2011;11:503-13 pubmed publisher
    b>Triatoma infestans, one of the main vectors of Trypanosoma cruzi, is strongly associated with rural human ecotopes...
  30. Manne J, Nakagawa J, Yamagata Y, Goehler A, Brownstein J, Castro M. Triatomine infestation in Guatemala: spatial assessment after two rounds of vector control. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2012;86:446-54 pubmed publisher
    In 2000, the Guatemalan Ministry of Health initiated a Chagas disease program to control Rhodnius prolixus and Triatoma dimidiata by periodic house spraying with pyrethroid insecticides to characterize infestation patterns and analyze the ..
  31. Pacheco Tucuch F, Ramirez Sierra M, Gourbière S, Dumonteil E. Public street lights increase house infestation by the Chagas disease vector Triatoma dimidiata. PLoS ONE. 2012;7:e36207 pubmed publisher
    b>Triatoma dimidiata is one of the primary vectors of Chagas disease...
  32. Noireau F. Wild Triatoma infestans, a potential threat that needs to be monitored. Mem Inst Oswaldo Cruz. 2009;104 Suppl 1:60-4 pubmed
    The current persistence of Triatoma infestans, and therefore of Chagas disease transmission, in the Andean valleys of Bolivia and the Gran Chaco (precisely where wild populations of the vector are widespread), indicates a possible ..
  33. Alarico A, Romero N, Hernandez L, Catalá S, Gorla D. Residual effect of a micro-encapsulated formulation of organophosphates and piriproxifen on the mortality of deltamethrin resistant Triatoma infestans populations in rural houses of the Bolivian Chaco region. Mem Inst Oswaldo Cruz. 2010;105:752-6 pubmed
    The Bolivian Chaco is part of the endemic region of Chagas disease and an area where pyrethroid resistant Triatoma infestans (Hemiptera: Reduviidae) populations has been reported...
  34. Calderon Fernández G, Juárez M, Ramsey J, Salazar Schettino P, Monroy M, Ordonez R, et al. Cuticular hydrocarbon variability among Triatoma dimidiata (Hemiptera: Reduviidae) populations from Mexico and Guatemala. J Med Entomol. 2005;42:780-8 pubmed
    The geographic variation in the cuticular hydrocarbon pattern among 11 populations of Triatoma dimidiata Latreille (Hemiptera: Reduviidae: Triatominae) from different regions of Mexico and Guatemala, was studied using capillary gas ..
  35. Bargues M, Klisiowicz D, Panzera F, Noireau F, Marcilla A, Perez R, et al. Origin and phylogeography of the Chagas disease main vector Triatoma infestans based on nuclear rDNA sequences and genome size. Infect Genet Evol. 2006;6:46-62 pubmed
    ..platensis, an origin of T. infestans in Bolivian highlands and two different dispersal lines, one throughout Andean regions of Bolivia and Peru and another in non-Andean lowlands of Chile, Paraguay, Argentina, Uruguay and Brazil...
  36. Balczun C, Knorr E, Topal H, Meiser C, Kollien A, Schaub G. Sequence characterization of an unusual lysozyme gene expressed in the intestinal tract of the reduviid bug Triatoma infestans (Insecta). Parasitol Res. 2008;102:229-32 pubmed
    ..The complementary deoxyribonucleic acid (cDNA) encoding a new lysozyme from Triatoma infestans, named lysozyme2, has been amplified by polymerase chain reaction and the rapid amplification of cDNA ..
  37. Toloza A, Germano M, Cueto G, Vassena C, Zerba E, Picollo M. Differential patterns of insecticide resistance in eggs and first instars of Triatoma infestans (Hemiptera: Reduviidae) from Argentina and Bolivia. J Med Entomol. 2008;45:421-6 pubmed
    ..high resistance levels to deltamethrin correlated with failures of chemical control in field populations of Triatoma infestans (Klug, 1834) (Hemiptera: Reduviidae) in northern Argentina and southern Bolivia...
  38. Barbu C, Dumonteil E, Gourbière S. Characterization of the dispersal of non-domiciliated Triatoma dimidiata through the selection of spatially explicit models. PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2010;4:e777 pubmed publisher
    ..However, the design of control strategies adapted to non-domiciliated vectors, such as Triatoma dimidiata, remains a challenge because it requires an accurate description of their spatio-temporal distributions,..
  39. Barbu C, Dumonteil E, Gourbière S. Evaluation of spatially targeted strategies to control non-domiciliated Triatoma dimidiata vector of Chagas disease. PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2011;5:e1045 pubmed publisher
  40. Zulantay I, Apt W, Valencia C, Torres A, Saavedra M, Rodriguez J, et al. Detection of Trypanosoma cruzi in untreated chronic chagasic patients is improved by using three parasitological methods simultaneously. J Antimicrob Chemother. 2011;66:2224-6 pubmed publisher
    ..This study compared three parasitological methods applied simultaneously in individuals with untreated chronic Chagas' disease in order to determine their individual and combined performances...
  41. Santos C, Leite G, Ferreira G, Ferreira A. [Natural infection of Triatoma vitticeps (Stal, 1859) with flagellates morphologically similar to Trypanosoma cruzi (Chagas, 1909) in Espírito Santo State]. Rev Soc Bras Med Trop. 2006;39:89-91 pubmed
    Adult specimens of Triatoma vitticeps are frequently captured by residents in rural areas of the State of Espírito Santo, Brazil...
  42. Gurevitz J, Kitron U, Gürtler R. Flight muscle dimorphism and heterogeneity in flight initiation of field-collected Triatoma infestans (Hemiptera: Reduviidae). J Med Entomol. 2007;44:186-91 pubmed
    Recent experiments demonstrated that most field-collected Triatoma infestans (Klug) (Hemiptera: Reduviidae) adults from northern Argentina either never initiated flight or did so repeatedly in both sexes...
  43. Cardinal M, Lauricella M, Ceballos L, Lanati L, Marcet P, Levin M, et al. Molecular epidemiology of domestic and sylvatic Trypanosoma cruzi infection in rural northwestern Argentina. Int J Parasitol. 2008;38:1533-43 pubmed publisher
    ..cruzi. In this study, we assessed the distribution of T. cruzi lineages (identified by PCR strategies) in Triatoma infestans, domestic dogs, cats, humans and sylvatic mammals from two neighbouring rural areas with different ..
  44. Gürtler R, Ceballos L, Stariolo R, Kitron U, Reithinger R. Effects of topical application of fipronil spot-on on dogs against the Chagas disease vector Triatoma infestans. Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg. 2009;103:298-304 pubmed publisher
    ..to experimental dogs on the blood-feeding success and other vital parameters of the Trypanosoma cruzi vector Triatoma infestans...
  45. Pellecer M, Dorn P, Bustamante D, Rodas A, Monroy M. Vector blood meals are an early indicator of the effectiveness of the Ecohealth approach in halting Chagas transmission in Guatemala. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2013;88:638-44 pubmed publisher
  46. Gaspe M, Gurevitz J, Gürtler R, Dujardin J. Origins of house reinfestation with Triatoma infestans after insecticide spraying in the Argentine Chaco using wing geometric morphometry. Infect Genet Evol. 2013;17:93-100 pubmed publisher
    ..insecticide applications is a relevant challenge in the Gran Chaco region where the main vector of Chagas disease Triatoma infestans usually reinfests human dwellings...
  47. Harry M, Dupont L, Romana C, Demanche C, Mercier A, Livet A, et al. Microsatellite markers in Triatoma pseudomaculata (Hemiptera, Reduviidae, Triatominae), Chagas' disease vector in Brazil. Infect Genet Evol. 2008;8:672-5 pubmed publisher
    ..were isolated and characterized using a microsatellite-enriched genomic library from the Chagas' disease vector Triatoma pseudomaculata. This species is found in Brasil in Caatinga areas and predominantly in peridomestic habitats...
  48. Carbajal de la Fuente A, Porcasi X, Noireau F, Diotaiuti L, Gorla D. The association between the geographic distribution of Triatoma pseudomaculata and Triatoma wygodzinskyi (Hemiptera: Reduviidae) with environmental variables recorded by remote sensors. Infect Genet Evol. 2009;9:54-61 pubmed publisher
    In this study, predictive models of geographic distribution patterns of Triatoma pseudomaculata (Tps) and T. wygodzinskyi (Twy) were carried out...
  49. Amelotti I, Catalá S, Gorla D. Response of Triatoma infestans to pour-on cypermethrin applied to chickens under laboratory conditions. Mem Inst Oswaldo Cruz. 2009;104:481-5 pubmed
    ..the effects of a pour-on formulation of cypermethrin (6% active ingredient) applied to chickens exposed to Triatoma infestans, the main vector of Chagas disease in rural houses of the Gran Chaco Region of South America...
  50. Gonçalves T, Teves Neves S, Santos Mallet J, Carbajal de la Fuente A, Lopes C. Triatoma jatai sp. nov. in the state of Tocantins, Brazil (Hemiptera: Reduviidae: Triatominae). Mem Inst Oswaldo Cruz. 2013;108:429-37 pubmed publisher
    b>Triatoma jatai sp. nov. is the first new species of triatomine to be described in the state of Tocantins, in the northern region of Brazil. It was caught on rock outcrops in the wild environment and, more recently, invading homes. While T...
  51. Marti G, González E, Garcia J, Viguera A, Guerin D, Echeverria M. AC-ELISA and RT-PCR assays for the diagnosis of triatoma virus (TrV) in triatomines (Hemiptera: Reduviidae) species. Arch Virol. 2008;153:1427-32 pubmed publisher
    b>Triatoma virus (TrV) is the only entomopathogenic virus found in triatomines. TrV replicates in cells of the midgut epithelium of triatomines, causing a high mortality rate and delayed development of the infected insect...
  52. Gurevitz J, Ceballos L, Gaspe M, Alvarado Otegui J, Enríquez G, Kitron U, et al. Factors affecting infestation by Triatoma infestans in a rural area of the humid Chaco in Argentina: a multi-model inference approach. PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2011;5:e1349 pubmed publisher
    Transmission of Trypanosoma cruzi by Triatoma infestans remains a major public health problem in the Gran Chaco ecoregion, where understanding of the determinants of house infestation is limited...
  53. Gurevitz J, Gaspe M, Enríquez G, Provecho Y, Kitron U, Gürtler R. Intensified surveillance and insecticide-based control of the Chagas disease vector Triatoma infestans in the Argentinean Chaco. PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2013;7:e2158 pubmed publisher
    The elimination of Triatoma infestans, the main Chagas disease vector in the Gran Chaco region, remains elusive...
  54. Foley E, Khatchikian C, Hwang J, Ancca Juárez J, Borrini Mayori K, Quispe Machaca V, et al. Population structure of the Chagas disease vector, Triatoma infestans, at the urban-rural interface. Mol Ecol. 2013;22:5162-71 pubmed publisher
    ..The kissing bug, Triatoma infestans, has dispersed through the Peruvian city of Arequipa...
  55. Herrera Aguilar M, Be Barragán L, Ramirez Sierra M, Tripet F, Dorn P, Dumonteil E. Identification of a large hybrid zone between sympatric sibling species of Triatoma dimidiata in the Yucatan peninsula, Mexico, and its epidemiological importance. Infect Genet Evol. 2009;9:1345-51 pubmed publisher
    b>Triatoma dimidiata is one of the major Chagas disease vectors, with an extensive diversity in its morphology, habitat, and level of domiciliation...
  56. Cortez M, Monteiro F, Noireau F. New insights on the spread of Triatoma infestans from Bolivia--implications for Chagas disease emergence in the southern cone. Infect Genet Evol. 2010;10:350-3 pubmed publisher
    b>Triatoma infestans, now eliminated from most of South America by control campaigns, has been and still is the main Chagas disease vector due to its ability to colonize rural dwellings. The traditional hypothesis put forth to explain T...
  57. Freitas S, Gonçalves T, Serrão J, Costa J, Santos Mallet J. Male reproductive system structure and accessory glands ultrastructure of two species of Triatoma (Hemiptera, Reduviidae, Triatominae). Micron. 2010;41:518-25 pubmed publisher
    ..melanica. Maturation of male accessory glands in the triatomine species studied occurred without adult blood meal. Its function can led to new insights for the comprehension of reproductive aspects in Triatominae...
  58. Stevens L, Dorn P, Hobson J, de la Rua N, Lucero D, Klotz J, et al. Vector blood meals and Chagas disease transmission potential, United States. Emerg Infect Dis. 2012;18:646-9 pubmed publisher
    ..Other triatomine insects were positive for T. cruzi parasite infection, which indicates that the potential exists for vector transmission of Chagas disease in the United States...
  59. Lazzari C, Fischbein D, Insausti T. Differential control of light-dark adaptation in the ocelli and compound eyes of Triatoma infestans. J Insect Physiol. 2011;57:1545-52 pubmed publisher
    ..dynamic changes in the distribution of screening pigments which occur in the ocelli of the haematophagous bug, Triatoma infestans, when the insects are subjected either to light/dark cycles (LD), to constant darkness (DD) or constant ..
  60. Saunders M, Small A, Dedicoat M, Roberts L. The development and validation of a risk score for household infestation by Triatoma infestans, a Bolivian vector of Chagas disease. Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg. 2012;106:677-82 pubmed publisher
    Chagas disease, primarily spread in Bolivia by the vector Triatoma Infestans, persists as an important public health problem...
  61. May Concha I, Rojas J, Cruz Lopez L, Millar J, Ramsey J. Volatile compounds emitted by Triatoma dimidiata, a vector of Chagas disease: chemical analysis and behavioural evaluation. Med Vet Entomol. 2013;27:165-74 pubmed publisher
    In this study, we evaluated the responses of Triatoma dimidiata Latreille (Hemiptera: Reduviidae) to volatiles emitted by conspecific females, males, mating pairs and metasternal gland (MG) extracts with a Y-tube olfactometer...
  62. Hernández M, Dujardin J, Gorla D, Catalá S. Potential sources of Triatoma infestans reinfesting peridomiciles identified by morphological characterization in Los Llanos, La Rioja, Argentina. Mem Inst Oswaldo Cruz. 2013;108:91-7 pubmed
    The presence of Triatoma infestans in habitats treated with insecticides constitutes a frequent problem in endemic areas...
  63. Vargas E, Espitia C, Patino C, Pinto N, Aguilera G, Jaramillo C, et al. Genetic structure of Triatoma venosa (Hemiptera: Reduviidae): molecular and morphometric evidence. Mem Inst Oswaldo Cruz. 2006;101:39-45 pubmed
    b>Triatoma venosa presents a restricted geographical distribution in America and is considered as a secondary vector of Chagas disease in Colombia and Ecuador...
  64. Pereira M, Gontijo N, Guarneri A, Sant Anna M, Diotaiuti L. Competitive displacement in Triatominae: the Triatoma infestans success. Trends Parasitol. 2006;22:516-20 pubmed
    ..has just been certificated by Pan American Health Organization as 'free of Chagas disease transmission due to Triatoma infestans'...
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    We investigated if Brindley's and metasternal glands are involved in the sexual behavior of Triatoma infestans...
  66. de Assis G, Azeredo B, Carbajal de la Fuente A, Diotaiuti L, de Lana M. Domiciliation of Triatoma pseudomaculata (Corrêa e Espínola 1964) in the Jequitinhonha Valley, State of Minas Gerais. Rev Soc Bras Med Trop. 2007;40:391-6 pubmed
    ..all 5,242 domiciliary units (96% of the total) were inspected and 10 found to be infested by the triatomine bug Triatoma pseudomaculata...
  67. Gourbière S, Dumonteil E, Rabinovich J, Minkoue R, Menu F. Demographic and dispersal constraints for domestic infestation by non-domicilated chagas disease vectors in the Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2008;78:133-9 pubmed
    ..a population dynamics model, we confirmed that dispersal can explain satisfactorily the domestic abundance of Triatoma dimidiata in Yucatan, Mexico...
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    ..Molecular genetic research can help vector control programs by identifying and characterizing vector populations and then developing effective intervention strategies...
  69. de la Rua N, Stevens L, Dorn P. High genetic diversity in a single population of Triatoma sanguisuga (LeConte, 1855) inferred from two mitochondrial markers: Cytochrome b and 16S ribosomal DNA. Infect Genet Evol. 2011;11:671-7 pubmed publisher
    ..During the summer months of 2006 and 2007, 344 Triatoma sanguisuga were collected and showed a T. cruzi infection prevalence of 56%...
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    ..Triatomine bugs are vectors of the parasite Trypanosoma cruzi, the cause of Chagas disease. In Triatoma infestans, the major epicuticular lipids are hydrocarbons, fatty alcohols, and free and esterified fatty acids...
  71. Ramsey J, Gutiérrez Cabrera A, Salgado Ramírez L, Peterson A, Sánchez Cordero V, Ibarra Cerdeña C. Ecological connectivity of Trypanosoma cruzi reservoirs and Triatoma pallidipennis hosts in an anthropogenic landscape with endemic Chagas disease. PLoS ONE. 2012;7:e46013 pubmed publisher
    ..This study provides clear evidence that these strategies will need to include reservoir/host species in at least ecotones, in addition to domestic habitats...
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    ..the elimination of an imported triatomine bug (Rhodnius prolixus) and the control of a widespread native species (Triatoma dimidiata), and faced constraints such as a small scientific community, the difficulty in controlling a native ..
  73. Cardinal M, Castañera M, Lauricella M, Cecere M, Ceballos L, Vazquez Prokopec G, et al. A prospective study of the effects of sustained vector surveillance following community-wide insecticide application on Trypanosoma cruzi infection of dogs and cats in rural Northwestern Argentina. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2006;75:753-61 pubmed
    ..In 2000 and 2002 light infestations by Triatoma infestans were recorded, and 523 dogs and cats were examined serologically or by xenodiagnosis...
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    The observation of widespread seasonal infestation by Triatoma dimidiata in rural villages around the city of Mérida, Yucatán, México, led us to reconsider the presence of Chagas disease vectors and the risk factors for house ..
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    The blood-sucking reduviid bug Triatoma infestans, one of the most important vector of American human trypanosomiasis (Chagas disease) is infected by the Triatoma virus (TrV)...
  76. Rojas M, Várquez P, Villarreal M, Velandia C, Vergara L, Morán Borges Y, et al. [An entomological and seroepidemiological study of Chagas' disease in an area in central-western Venezuela infested with Triatoma maculata (Erichson 1848)]. Cad Saude Publica. 2008;24:2323-33 pubmed
    ..entomologic, and risk factors for domiciliary infestation in a circumscribed area infested with Triatoma maculata in Parroquia Xaguas, Urdaneta Municipality, Lara State, Venezuela...
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    ..The sequences obtained from 18S ribosomal gene amplifications confirmed the presence of T. cruzi I and II lineages, and provide evidence of the presence of lineage TcIII and TcIV...
  78. Gardim S, Rocha C, Almeida C, Takiya D, da Silva M, Ambrósio D, et al. Evolutionary relationships of the Triatoma matogrossensis subcomplex, the endemic triatoma in Central-Western Brazil, based on mitochondrial DNA sequences. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2013;89:766-74 pubmed publisher
    The phylogenetic relationships among species of Triatoma matogrossensis subcomplex (T. baratai, T. guazu, T. matogrossensis, T. sordida, T. vandae, and T...
  79. Pérez de Rosas A, Segura E, Fichera L, García B. Macrogeographic and microgeographic genetic structure of the Chagas' disease vector Triatoma infestans (Hemiptera: Reduviidae) from Catamarca, Argentina. Genetica. 2008;133:247-60 pubmed
    The genetic structure in populations of the Chagas' disease vector Triatoma infestans from six localities belonging to areas under the same insecticide treatment conditions of Catamarca province (Argentina) was examined at ..
  80. Gorla D, Porcasi X, Hrellac H, Catalá S. Spatial stratification of house infestation by Triatoma infestans in La Rioja, Argentina. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2009;80:405-9 pubmed
    ..This study analyses the spatial pattern of rural house infestation by Triatoma infestans in a 56,000 km(2) area in the province of La Rioja, Argentina, before the re-initiation of systematic ..
  81. Ceballos L, Piccinali R, Berkunsky I, Kitron U, Gurtler R. First finding of melanic sylvatic Triatoma infestans (Hemiptera: Reduviidae) colonies in the Argentine Chaco. J Med Entomol. 2009;46:1195-202 pubmed
    b>Triatoma infestans (Klug), the most important vector of Chagas disease in southern South America, is a highly domiciliated species with well-known sylvatic foci only in the Bolivian Andean valleys and in the Bolivian Chaco, where melanic ..
  82. del Puerto F, Sanchez Z, Nara E, Meza G, Paredes B, Ferreira E, et al. Trypanosoma cruzi lineages detected in congenitally infected infants and Triatoma infestans from the same disease-endemic region under entomologic surveillance in Paraguay. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2010;82:386-90 pubmed publisher
    ..The Tc IIc genotype was detected in 20 infant blood samples and in 1 triatomine. This study shows T. cruzi II is the predominant lineage circulating in triatomines and humans in endemic areas of eastern region of Paraguay...
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    ..We close with a discussion of vector control measures and the allergic complications of kissing bug bites, a feature of particular importance in the United States...
  84. Manrique G, Vitta A, Ferreira R, Zani C, Unelius C, Lazzari C, et al. Chemical communication in Chagas disease vectors. Source, identity, and potential function of volatiles released by the metasternal and Brindley's glands of Triatoma infestans adults. J Chem Ecol. 2006;32:2035-52 pubmed
    Compounds from the metasternal and Brindley's glands of the blood-sucking bug, Triatoma infestans, were identified by solid phase microextraction (SPME) and gas chromatography-mass spectrometry...
  85. Costa J, Felix M. Triatoma juazeirensis sp. nov. from the state of Bahia, Northeastern Brazil (Hemiptera: Reduviidae: Triatominae). Mem Inst Oswaldo Cruz. 2007;102:87-90 pubmed
    b>Triatoma juazeirensis, a new triatomine species from the state of Bahia, Northeastern Brazil, is described. The new species is found among rocks in sylvatic environment and in the peridomicile...
  86. Araújo C, Cabello P, Jansen A. Growth behaviour of two Trypanosoma cruzi strains in single and mixed infections: In vitro and in the intestinal tract of the blood-sucking bug, Triatoma brasiliensis. Acta Trop. 2007;101:225-31 pubmed
    ..The growth in vitro and in the different compartments of the gut of Triatoma brasiliensis was studied. In vitro growth showed that MDID/BR/1999/M1 (TcI) has a doubling time of 19...
  87. Assumpção T, Francischetti I, Andersen J, Schwarz A, Santana J, Ribeiro J. An insight into the sialome of the blood-sucking bug Triatoma infestans, a vector of Chagas' disease. Insect Biochem Mol Biol. 2008;38:213-32 pubmed publisher
    b>Triatoma infestans is a hemiptera, vector of Chagas' disease that feeds exclusively on vertebrate blood in all life stages...
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    ..e., blood meal source and amount of blood ingested) and number of matings. Triatoma infestans (Klug) is the main vector of Chagas disease in southern South America and considering that reproductive ..
  89. Araujo R, Campos I, Tanaka A, Santos A, Gontijo N, Lehane M, et al. Brasiliensin: A novel intestinal thrombin inhibitor from Triatoma brasiliensis (Hemiptera: Reduviidae) with an important role in blood intake. Int J Parasitol. 2007;37:1351-8 pubmed
    ..In order to study the thrombin inhibitor from Triatoma brasiliensis and its biological significance for the bug, we sequenced the corresponding gene and evaluated its ..
  90. Gürtler R, Ceballos L, Ordóñez Krasnowski P, Lanati L, Stariolo R, Kitron U. Strong host-feeding preferences of the vector Triatoma infestans modified by vector density: implications for the epidemiology of Chagas disease. PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2009;3:e447 pubmed publisher
    ..We tested whether Triatoma infestans bugs prefer to feed on dogs vs. chickens and on dogs vs...
  91. Bacigalupo A, Torres Perez F, Segovia V, Garcia A, Correa J, Moreno L, et al. Sylvatic foci of the Chagas disease vector Triatoma infestans in Chile: description of a new focus and challenges for control programs. Mem Inst Oswaldo Cruz. 2010;105:633-41 pubmed
    b>Triatoma infestans is one of the main domestic vectors of Chagas disease. Reports of wild habitat occurrences have recently increased. In Chile, after a successful elimination campaign of T...
  92. Reisenman C, Gregory T, Guerenstein P, Hildebrand J. Feeding and defecation behavior of Triatoma rubida (Uhler, 1894) (Hemiptera: Reduviidae) under laboratory conditions, and its potential role as a vector of Chagas disease in Arizona, USA. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2011;85:648-56 pubmed publisher
    ..We thus studied the feeding and defecation behaviors of the prevalent species in southern Arizona, Triatoma rubida...