High-Resolution Molecular Typing of Trypanosoma cruzi in 2 Large Outbreaks of Acute Chagas Disease in Colombia

Carolina Hernández, Mauricio Javier Vera, Zulma Cucunubá, Carolina Flórez, Omar Cantillo, Luz Stella Buitrago, Marina Stella González, Susanne Ardila, Liliana Zuleta Dueñas, Rubn Tovar, Luis Fernando Forero, Juan David Ramírez

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Abstract

© 2016 The Author.Oral transmission of Trypanosoma cruzi has gained relevance because of its association with high morbidity and lethality rates. This transmission route is responsible for maintaining the infection of the parasite in sylvatic cycles, and human cases have been associated mainly with the consumption of food contaminated with triatomine feces or didelphid secretions. Several ecological changes allow the intrusion of sylvatic reservoirs and triatomines to the domestic environments with subsequent food contamination. Here, high-resolution molecular tools were used to detect and genotype T. cruzi across humans, reservoirs, and insect vectors in 2 acute outbreaks of presumptive oral transmission in eastern Colombia.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1252-1255
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Infectious Diseases
Volume214
Issue number8
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 15 2016

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Molecular Typing
Colombia
Chagas Disease
Trypanosoma cruzi
Acute Disease
Disease Outbreaks
Insect Vectors
Food Contamination
Parasitic Diseases
Feces
Genotype
Morbidity
Food

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Hernández, Carolina ; Vera, Mauricio Javier ; Cucunubá, Zulma ; Flórez, Carolina ; Cantillo, Omar ; Buitrago, Luz Stella ; González, Marina Stella ; Ardila, Susanne ; Dueñas, Liliana Zuleta ; Tovar, Rubn ; Forero, Luis Fernando ; Ramírez, Juan David. / High-Resolution Molecular Typing of Trypanosoma cruzi in 2 Large Outbreaks of Acute Chagas Disease in Colombia. In: Journal of Infectious Diseases. 2016 ; Vol. 214, No. 8. pp. 1252-1255.
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