Skip directly to site content Skip directly to page options Skip directly to A-Z link Skip directly to A-Z link Skip directly to A-Z link
Volume 16, Number 3—March 2010

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)

Main Article


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).

Main Article

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

Page created: December 14, 2010
Page updated: December 14, 2010
Page reviewed: December 14, 2010
The conclusions, findings, and opinions expressed by authors contributing to this journal do not necessarily reflect the official position of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the Public Health Service, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, or the authors' affiliated institutions. Use of trade names is for identification only and does not imply endorsement by any of the groups named above.