Probability of transmission of Chagas disease by Triatoma infestans (Hemiptera: Reduviidae) in an endemic area of Santiago del Estero, Argentina.

@article{Rabinovich1990ProbabilityOT,
  title={Probability of transmission of Chagas disease by Triatoma infestans (Hemiptera: Reduviidae) in an endemic area of Santiago del Estero, Argentina.},
  author={Jorge Rabinovich and Cristina Wisnivesky-Colli and N D Solarz and Ricardo E G{\"u}rtler},
  journal={Bulletin of the World Health Organization},
  year={1990},
  volume={68 6},
  pages={737-46}
}
The daily probability (P) of transmission of Trypanosoma cruzi to a noninfected human host by an infected Triatoma infestans bug was estimated using field data from a 2-year longitudinal study carried out in a rural settlement of 20 households in Amamá, Santiago del Estero, Argentina. The following information was used for this purpose: the bug density and the proportion of infected bugs; the bug biting rate and the distribution of bites between humans and animals; the age-specific… CONTINUE READING

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