Trypanosoma cruzi, the causal agent of Chagas disease: Boundaries between wild and domestic cycles in Venezuela

4Citations
Citations of this article
35Readers
Mendeley users who have this article in their library.

Abstract

Trypanosoma cruzi the etiological agent of American Trypanosomiasis or Chagas disease (ChD) is transmitted by triatomines vectors between mammals including man. T. cruzi has existed for circa 150Ma in the Americas and nearly 10million people are currently infected. The overlap between wild and domestic ecotopes where T. cruzi circulates is increasing. Host-parasite interactions have been determined by infection patterns in these cycles, all under natural or laboratorial conditions.This mini-review describes specific parasite niches, such as plant communities or biological corridors between domestic and wild landscapes, in order to help identify risk factors for ChD and define the boundaries between wild and domestic transmission cycles, with an emphasis on research undertaken in Venezuela.

Cite

CITATION STYLE

APA

Herrera, L. (2014, November 28). Trypanosoma cruzi, the causal agent of Chagas disease: Boundaries between wild and domestic cycles in Venezuela. Frontiers in Public Health. Frontiers Media S. A. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpubh.2014.00259

Register to see more suggestions

Mendeley helps you to discover research relevant for your work.

Already have an account?

Save time finding and organizing research with Mendeley

Sign up for free