Journal article

Modelling geospatial distributions of the triatomine vectors of Trypanosoma cruzi in Latin America

Andreas Bender, Andre Python, Steve Lindsay, Nick Golding, Catherine Moyes

Published : 2019


Abstract Approximately 150 triatomine species are known to be infected with the Chagas parasite, Trypanosoma cruzi , but they differ in the risk they pose to human populations. The largest risk comes from species that have a domestic life cycle and these species have been targeted by indoor residual spraying campaigns, which have been successful in many locations. It is now important to consider residual transmission that may be linked to persistent populations of dominant vectors, or to secondary or minor vectors. The aim of this project was to define the geographical distributions of the community of triatomine species in Latin America. Presence-only data with over 12, 000 observations of ..

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