Importation of hybrid human-associated Trypanosoma cruzi strains of Southern South American origin, Colombia

Messenger, L. A., Ramirez, J. D., Llewellyn, M. S. , Guhl, F. and Miles, M. A. (2016) Importation of hybrid human-associated Trypanosoma cruzi strains of Southern South American origin, Colombia. Emerging Infectious Diseases, 22(8), pp. 1452-1455. (doi:10.3201/eid2208.150786) (PMID:27434772) (PMCID:PMC4982185)

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Abstract

We report the characterization of Trypanosoma cruzi of southern South American origin among humans, domestic vectors, and peridomestic hosts in Colombia using high-resolution nuclear and mitochondrial genotyping. Expanding our understanding of the geographic range of lineage TcVI, which is associated with severe Chagas disease, will help clarify risk of human infection for improved disease control.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Llewellyn, Dr Martin
Authors: Messenger, L. A., Ramirez, J. D., Llewellyn, M. S., Guhl, F., and Miles, M. A.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > Institute of Biodiversity Animal Health and Comparative Medicine
Journal Name:Emerging Infectious Diseases
Publisher:Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
ISSN:1080-6040
ISSN (Online):1080-6059
Published Online:15 July 2016
Copyright Holders:Materials published in Emerging Infectious Diseases, including text, figures, tables, and photographs are in the public domain and can be reprinted or used without permission with proper citation
First Published:First published in Emerging Infectious Diseases 22(8): 1452-1455
Publisher Policy:Reproduced under a Creative Commons License

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