Corpus ID: 83166456

Molecular identification of Trypanosoma cruzi in Anasa tristis (LB268)

  title={Molecular identification of Trypanosoma cruzi in Anasa tristis (LB268)},
  author={Sheritta Cooks-Fagbodun and M. McHugh and M. Graham and M. Scott and Halston Sleets and F. Quarcoo and W. Witola and A. Alexander},
  journal={The FASEB Journal},
Chagas’ disease is a parasitic disease caused by Trypanosoma cruzi (T. cruzi). It is a major health concern for the USA, although, mainly endemic to rural, poverty-stricken areas, of Latin America. It is estimated 300,000 people in the USA and 8 to 14 million in Latin America are infected. The parasites are transmitted by the reduviid “kissing” bug. The kissing bug takes a blood meal and defecates on the host, which allows feces infected with T. cruzi to enter the wound. Currently, the source… Expand