Effect of Hurricane Isidore on Triatoma dimidiata distribution and Chagas disease transmission risk in the Yucatán Peninsula of Mexico.

@article{GuzmanTapia2005EffectOH,
  title={Effect of Hurricane Isidore on Triatoma dimidiata distribution and Chagas disease transmission risk in the Yucat{\'a}n Peninsula of Mexico.},
  author={Yadira Guzman-Tapia and Mar{\'i}a Jes{\'u}s Ram{\'i}rez-Sierra and Javier Escobedo-Orteg{\'o}n and Eric Dumonteil},
  journal={The American journal of tropical medicine and hygiene},
  year={2005},
  volume={73 6},
  pages={1019-25}
}
Hurricanes can have devastating effects on health and may directly modulate vector-borne diseases. Chagas disease is a zoonosis caused by the protozoan parasite Trypanosoma cruzi and transmitted by triatomine bugs, and the effect of hurricanes on these bugs is largely unknown. We thus performed a detailed study of the changes in Triatoma dimidiata geographic distribution and infection rates after Hurricane Isidore devastated the Yucatán Peninsula in September 2002. Bugs were collected in 34… CONTINUE READING
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