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Authordc.contributor.authorChacón, F. 
Authordc.contributor.authorBacigalupo, A. 
Authordc.contributor.authorQuiroga, J. F. 
Authordc.contributor.authorFerreira, A. 
Authordc.contributor.authorCattan Ayala, Pedro 
Authordc.contributor.authorRamírez Toloza, Galia 
Cita de ítemdc.identifier.citationActa Tropica 162 (2016) 171–173es_ES
Abstractdc.description.abstractAmerican trypanosomiasis is a chronic disease transmitted mainly by vectors. The hematophagous triatomine vectors transmit Trypanosoma cruzi to a wide variety of mammals, which usually are their food source. This study determined the feeding profile of Mepraia spinolai, a sylvatic triatomine vector, present in endemic areas of Chile. Vectors were captured in the north-central area of Chile. Samples of intestinal contents were analyzed by an Enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) that identifies and discriminates the presence of serum antigens from Homo sapiens and nine animal species (Canis familiaris, Felis catus, Capra hircus, Mus musculus, Gallus gallus, Octodon degus, Thylamys elegans, Phyllotis darwini and Oryctolagus cuniculus). Our data indicate the most frequent feeding source in this area was P. darwini, followed by O. degus, O. cuniculus, M. musculus, G. gallus, T. elegans, C. familiaris, F. catus and C. hircus. Mixed food sources were also identified.es_ES
Patrocinadordc.description.sponsorship'Fondo Nacional para el Desarrollo Cientifico y Tecnologico', FONDECYT, CHILE 11110251 1100339 1140650es_ES
Type of licensedc.rightsAttribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Chile*
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Sourcedc.sourceActa Tropicaes_ES
Keywordsdc.subjectSylvatic triatominees_ES
Keywordsdc.subjectSerum antigenses_ES
Keywordsdc.subjectFood sourcees_ES
Keywordsdc.subjectChagas diseasees_ES
Títulodc.titleFeeding profile of Mepraia spinolai, a sylvatic vector of Chagas disease in Chilees_ES
Document typedc.typeArtículo de revistaes_ES
Indexationuchile.indexArtículo de publicación ISIes_ES

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