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Volume 12, Number 7—July 2006

Reinfestation Sources for Chagas Disease Vector, Triatoma infestans, Argentina

María C. Cecere*Comments to Author , Gonzalo Vazquez-Prokopec*, Ricardo E. Gürtler*, and Uriel Kitron†
Author affiliations: *Universidad de Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, Argentina; †University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, Illinois, USA

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Prevalence of infestation and number of Triatoma infestans insects by type of structure in Trinidad-Mercedes, Argentina, October 1993 to November 1997

Structure No. sites inspected No. positive sites (%) Geometric mean no. bugs per infested site No. T. infestans
Domicile 387 44 (11) 1.9 155
Goat corral 296 21 (7) 1.7 142
Kitchen or storeroom 248 15 (6) 2.4 78
Pig corral 239 3 (1) 1.6 15
Chicken coop 43 1 (2) 1 1
Tree (with or without chickens) 308 3 (1) 1 3
Other* 360 1 (0.3) 9 9
Total 1,881 88 (5) 2.2 403

*Included sheds with only a roof, bathrooms, cow and horse corrals, chicken roosts, wood piles, and small granaries. Of these, only 1 small granary was infested.

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