Infección por Trypanosoma cruzi, unidades discretas de tipificación y preferencias alimenticias de Psammolestes arthuri (Reduviidae: Triatominae) colectados en el Este de Colombia Thesis

short description

  • Undergraduate thesis

Thesis author

  • Arias-Giraldo, Luisa M.
  • Cruz-Saavedra, Lissa
  • Cuervo, Andrés
  • Hernández, Carolina
  • Herrera, Giovanny
  • Higuera, Adriana
  • Ramírez, Juan David
  • Teherán, Aníbal
  • Urbano, Plutarco
  • Velásquez-Ortiz, Natalia


  • Chagas disease (CD) is caused by the protozoan parasite Trypanosoma cruzi, being transmitted by hematophagous insects of the family Reduviidae. Psammolestes arthuri is a sylvatic triatomine distributed in Colombia and Venezuela which feeds on birds and there are few studies that report Ps. arthuri naturally infected with T. cruzi. In Colombia, Ps. arthuri have been found in dwellings, making important to evaluate the presence of T. cruzi and their feeding sources. We aimed to evaluate the presence of T. cruzi and feeding sources of Ps. arthuri as a first approach to elucidate new possible sceneries of T. cruzi transmission in the country.

publication date

  • February 13, 2019 4:54 PM


  • Chagas disease
  • Colombia
  • Psammolestes arthuri
  • Trypanosoma cruzi

Document Id

  • e1cb4751-d8a8-49c7-872e-98800d362a00