Producción Científica Profesorado

Riesgo de Transmisión de Trypanosoma cruzi en el Municipio de Metztitlán, Estado de Hidalgo, México, Mediante la Caracterización de Unidades Domiciliares y sus Índices Entomológicos



Imbert Palafox, José Luis

2010

Becerril MA, Angeles-Pérez V, Noguez-García JC, Imbert-Palafox JL. Transmission risk of Trypanosoma cruzi in Metztitlán municipality from Hidalgo state, México, by characterization of domiciliary units and their entomologic indexes. Neotrop Entomol. 2010;39:810-7. ISSN 1519-566X


Abstract


In order to determine the risk of transmission of Trypanosoma cruzi by triatomines in Metztitlan municipality, Hidalgo State, Mexico, entomological indexes were calculated and the characteristics of dwellings were described. A transversal, retrospective, descriptive, and observational study was performed by means of an intentional not probabilistic and expertise sampling from January to December of 2005 in 10 localities in which presence of triatomines were investigated either intra or peridomestic environmental in 699 houses. Building material and presence of infected triatomines with T. cruzi were registered to determine entomologic indexes. The triatomine species collected were: Triatoma barberi (Usinger) and T. mexicana (Herrich-Schaeffer) (Hemiptera: Reduviidae). The results indicated that natural infection index varied from 7.7% to 50%; colonization index reached 80%; infestation index varied from 7.7% to 25%; dispersion index was 70%. Stone-walled houses were more infested. We can conclude that it is necessary to establish T. cruzi transmission control measures against triatomines in localities from Metztitlan, primarily in stone-walled houses where T. barberi occurs, as it was the most important vector species in the transmission of T. cruzi in this municipality.



Producto de Investigación UAEH




Artículos relacionados

Análisis Morfológico de Huevos de Triatoma barberi Usinger

Análisis Morfológico de Huevos de Triatoma barberi Usinger

Riesgo de Transmisión de Trypanosoma cruzi en el Municipio de Metztitlán, Estado de Hidalgo, México,...

Uncommon Fungi Isolated from Diabetic Patients ToenailsUncommon Fungi Isolated from Diabetic Patient...

Uncommon Fungi Isolated from Diabetic Patients ToenailsWith or Without Visible Onychomycoses