triatomine bug


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triatomine bug

(trī-ăt′ə-mēn′)
n.
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Attraction of triatomine bug vectors of Chagas's disease to betalights [Letter], Nature 231:268.
8) The disease is transmitted to humans through the feces of triatomine bugs, known as 'kissing bugs.
The houses of all patients and their contacts were rigorously searched for triatomine bugs, but none were found.
The strategy for trapping sylvatic triatomine bugs derived from published work (12,17), as well as observations by local residents that triatomines attracted by light fly from palm trees to houses at night.
His studies of triatomine bugs, Trypanosoma cruzi, and Chagas disease formed a rich library of information about vectors and hosts of T.
Transmission occurs when triatomine bugs, commonly called "kissing bugs," pierce the skin to feed and leave behind parasite-infected feces that can enter the bloodstream; pregnant women can also transmit Chagas to their newborns.
Every year, more than 1 million people die from diseases carried by mosquitoes, flies and other insects, such as triatomine bugs.
As a food source for triatomine bugs, fowls of the Gallus gallus species were used being maintained immobilized with the aid of wooden plates during the blood meal of the insects (Schmeda-Hirschmann & Arias de Rojas 1992).
Chagas disease is a disease transmitted by large blood-sucking triatomine bugs commonly known as "kissing bugs.