Trypanosoma cruzi IV causing outbreaks of acute Chagas disease and infections by different haplotypes in the Western Brazilian Amazonia
- Autores: Barbosa Md, Borges L, de Sá AR, Gomes ML, Guerra JA, Magalhaes LK, Monteiro WM, Pires I, Silveira H, Toledo MJ
- Journal: PLoS One
- Link: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=Trypanosoma+cruzi+IV+Causing+Outbreaks+of+Acute+Chagas+Disease+and+Infections+by+Different+Haplotypes+in+the+Western+Brazilian+Amazonia.
Chagas disease is an emergent tropical disease in the Brazilian Amazon Region, with an increasing number of cases in recent decades. In this region, the sylvatic cycle of Trypanosoma cruzi transmission, which constitutes a reservoir of parasites that might be associated with specific molecular, epidemiological and clinical traits, has been little explored.