Analysis of Chagas disease vectors occurrence data: the Argentinean triatomine species database

Autores/as: Soledad Ceccarelli, Agustín Balsalobre, Maria Eugenia Cano, Delmi Canale, Patricia Lobbia, Raúl Stariolo, Jorge Eduardo Rabinovich & Gerardo Anibal Marti

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Número de páginas: 26
Nombre del medio de comunicación: Biodiversity Data Journal
Fecha de publicación: Noviembre de 2020
Idioma: Inglés.

Chagas disease is a neglected tropical disease and Trypanosoma cruzi (its etiological agent) is mainly transmitted by triatomines (Hemiptera: Reduviidae). All triatomine species are considered as potential vectors; thus, their geographic distribution and habitat information should be a fundamental guide for the surveillance and control of Chagas disease. Currently, of the 137 species distributed in the Americas (Justi and Galvão 2017), 17 species are cited for Argentina: Panstrongylus geniculatus, P. guentheri, P. megistus, P. rufotuberculatus, Psammolestes coreodes, Triatoma breyeri, T. delpontei, T. eratyrusiformis, T. garciabesi, T. guasayana, T. infestans, T. limai, T. patagonica, T. platensis, T. rubrofasciata, T. rubrovaria and T. sordida. Almost 20 years have passed since the publication of the “Atlas of the Triatominae” by Carcavallo et al. (1998) and no work has been done to provide an updated complete integration and analysis of the existing information for Argentinean triatomine species. Here we provide a detailed temporal, spatial and ecological analysis of updated occurrence data for triatomines present in Argentina.

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