Retrospective molecular integrated epidemiology of Chagas disease in Colombia.

  title={Retrospective molecular integrated epidemiology of Chagas disease in Colombia.},
  author={Felipe Guhl and Juan David Ram{\'i}rez},
  journal={Infection, genetics and evolution : journal of molecular epidemiology and evolutionary genetics in infectious diseases},
American trypanosomiasis is a very complex zoonosis that is present throughout South America, Central America, and Mexico and continues to represent a serious threat to the health of countries in the region. The parasite infects 150 species from 24 families of domestic and wild mammals and shows remarkable genetic variability evinced in at least seven discrete typing units (DTU's) named TcI-TcVI with the presence of a novel genotype associated with bats named TcBat. These DTUs show a wide range… CONTINUE READING
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