Geographical Distribution of Trypanosoma cruzi Genotypes in Venezuela

  title={Geographical Distribution of Trypanosoma cruzi Genotypes in Venezuela},
  author={Hern{\'a}n Jos{\'e} Carrasco and Maikell J. Segovia and Martin Stephen Llewellyn and Antonio Morocoima and Servio Urdaneta-Morales and Cinda Mart{\'i}nez and Clara E. Mart{\'i}nez and Carlos Rubio-Iglesias Garc{\'i}a and Marlenes Rodr{\'i}guez and Ra{\'u}l Rafael Espinosa and Belkisyol{\'e} Alarc{\'o}n de Noya and Zoraida D{\'i}az-Bello and Leidi Herrera and Sinead Fitzpatrick and Matthew Sze-Wei Yeo and Michael Alexander Miles and Mar{\'i}a Dora Feliciangeli},
  booktitle={PLoS neglected tropical diseases},
Chagas disease is an endemic zoonosis native to the Americas and is caused by the kinetoplastid protozoan parasite Trypanosoma cruzi. The parasite is also highly genetically diverse, with six discrete typing units (DTUs) reported TcI - TcVI. These DTUs broadly correlate with several epidemiogical, ecological and pathological features of Chagas disease. In this manuscript we report the most comprehensive evaluation to date of the genetic diversity of T. cruzi in Venezuela. The dataset includes… CONTINUE READING

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