Naturally occurring trypanosomiasis (Chagas' disease) in dogs.

  title={Naturally occurring trypanosomiasis (Chagas' disease) in dogs.},
  author={Geoffery D Williams and Leslie Garry Adams and Robert G. Yaeger and R K McGrath and W K Read and W R Bilderback},
  journal={Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association},
  volume={171 2},
Nine fatal cases of canine American trypanosomiasis (Chagas' disease) were encountered from November, 1972, through November, 1975. Of the 9 cases, 7 occurred in dogs from 5 central Texas counties, and all but one case was diagnosed during the months of September, October, or November. The source of infection was discovered in only one case--that being a doghouse heavily infested with Triatoma lectularius occulta. Each of 6 bugs collected had infective forms of the protozoan, Trypanosoma cruzi… CONTINUE READING
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