Shelter Dogs as Sentinels for Trypanosoma cruzi Transmission across Texas

@inproceedings{Tenney2014ShelterDA,
  title={Shelter Dogs as Sentinels for Trypanosoma cruzi Transmission across Texas},
  author={Trevor D. Tenney and Rachel Curtis-Robles and Karen F. Snowden and Sarah A Hamer},
  booktitle={Emerging infectious diseases},
  year={2014}
}
Chagas disease, an infection with the parasite Trypanosoma cruzi, is increasingly diagnosed among humans in the southern United States. We assessed exposure of shelter dogs in Texas to T. cruzi; seroprevalence across diverse ecoregions was 8.8%. Canine serosurveillance is a useful tool for public health risk assessment.