Feeding rates, nutritional status and flight dispersal potential of peridomestic populations of Triatomainfestans in rural northwestern Argentina.

Triatoma infestans, the main vector of Chagas disease in Southern Cone countries, frequently infests peridomestic structures housing domestic animals. A total of 814 T. infestans collected from 35 different peridomestic sites in rural northwestern Argentina over 1-4 consecutive seasons was examined for recent blood meals and nutritional status. Bugs from… CONTINUE READING