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The future of Chagas disease control.
In the past 15 years, there have been major advances in the control of Chagas disease in most of the countries endemic for this infection. Attention now turns to the future continuity of surveillanceExpand
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The impact of Chagas disease control in Latin America: a review.
Discovered in 1909, Chagas disease was progressively shown to be widespread throughout Latin America, affecting millions of rural people with a high impact on morbidity and mortality. With no vaccineExpand
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Classification, evolution, and species groups within the Triatominae.
Classification of the Triatominae has become a complex balance between traditional approaches and a wide variety of evolutionary interpretations. On the one hand is the need for a stableExpand
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The molecular evolution of Trypanosomatidae.
In the absence of a fossil record, theories relating to the evolution of protozoa have, for most of the twentieth century, been based on morphological and life cycle data despite their knownExpand
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Nuclear rDNA-based molecular clock of the evolution of triatominae (Hemiptera: reduviidae), vectors of Chagas disease.
The evolutionary history and times of divergence of triatomine bug lineages are estimated from molecular clocks inferred from nucleotide sequences of the small subunit SSU (18S) and the secondExpand
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Phylogeography and Genetic Variation of Triatoma dimidiata, the Main Chagas Disease Vector in Central America, and Its Position within the Genus Triatoma
Background Among Chagas disease triatomine vectors, the largest genus, Triatoma, includes species of high public health interest. Triatoma dimidiata, the main vector throughout Central America and upExpand
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Elimination of Rhodnius prolixus in Central America
Rhodnius prolixus is one of the main vectors of Trypanosoma cruzi, causative agent of Chagas disease. In Central America, it was first discovered in 1915 in El Salvador, from where it spreadExpand
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The ITS-2 of the nuclear rDNA as a molecular marker for populations, species, and phylogenetic relationships in Triatominae (Hemiptera: Reduviidae), vectors of Chagas disease.
The nucleotide sequences of the rDNA second internal transcribed spacer (ITS-2) of 31 populations of 12 and 3 species of the two main Triatominae tribes Triatomini and Rhodniini, including the mostExpand
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The role of temperature and nutritional status in flight initiation by Triatoma infestans.
Flight initiation in Triatoma infestans is associated with low nutritional status and increases with rising temperature; it appears to be largely independent of bug age and sex. A predictive modelExpand
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Trypanosomiasis vector control in Africa and Latin America
Vectors of trypanosomiasis – tsetse (Glossinidae) in Africa, kissing-bugs (Triatominae) in Latin America – are very different insects but share demographic characteristics that render them highlyExpand
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