Oral transmission of Trypanosoma cruzi, Brazilian Amazon
- Autores: Santana RAG, Guerra MGVB, Sousa DR, Couceiro K, Ortiz JV, Oliveira M, Ferreira LS, Souza KR, Tavares IC, Morais RF, Silva GAV, Melo GC, Vergel GM, Albuquerque BC, Arcanjo ARL, Monteiro WM, Ferreira JMBB, Lacerda MVG, Silveira H, Guerra JAO
- Ano de Publicação: 2019
- Journal: Emerging Infectious Diseases
- Link: https://wwwnc.cdc.gov/eid/article/25/1/18-0646_article
In the Brazilian Amazon, the suspected source of infection in an outbreak of acute Chagas disease involving 10 patients was Euterpe oleracea (açaí berry) juice. Patient blood and juice samples contained Trypanosoma cruzi TcIV, indicating oral transmission of the Chagas disease agent. © 2018, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). All rights reserved.