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Volume 16, Number 3—March 2010

Research

Infection of Kissing Bugs with Trypanosoma cruzi, Tucson, Arizona, USA

Carolina E. ReisenmanComments to Author , Gena Lawrence, Pablo G. Guerenstein1, Teresa Gregory, Ellen Dotson, and John G. Hildebrand
Author affiliations: University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona, USA (C.E. Reisenman, P.G. Guerenstein, T. Gregory, J.G. Hildebrand); Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA (G. Lawrence, E. Dotson)

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Table

Collection sites and collected insects per area, triatomine insects survey, metropolitan Tucson, Arizona, USA, 2006*

Area No. collection sites 
(% with insects infected 
with Trypanosoma cruzi) No. insects collected
(% infected 
with T. cruzi)
Central 2 (100) 2 (100)
North 1 (0) 2 (0)
Northeast 1 (100) 2 (50)
Northwest 6 (66) 14 (43)
South 0 0
Southeast 3 (66) 11 (45)
Southwest 2 (100) 19 (42)
East 0 0
West 4 (100) 88 (40)

*Information about collection sites was obtained for 139 of the 164 bugs collected. An individual collector from the western area provided an unusually large number of insects (n = 73).

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1Current affiliation: Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Cientificas y Técnicas, Diamante, Argentina.

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