Household risk factors associated to infestation of Triatoma dimidiata, the Chagas disease vector in Central Region of Veracruz, Mexico

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  • César A Sandoval-Ruiz Red de Ambiente y Sustentabilidad, Instituto de Ecología. Xalapa, Veracruz, México; Escuela de Biología, Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla. Puebla, México.
  • Roger Guevara Red de Biología Evolutiva, Instituto de Ecología. Xalapa, Veracruz, México.
  • Sergio Ibáñez-Bernal Red de Ambiente y Sustentabilidad, Instituto de Ecología. Xalapa, Veracruz, México.

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.21149/spm.v56i2.7337

Palabras clave:

Triatominae, risk factors, vector control, Chagas disease, Mexico

Resumen

 Objective. To evaluate risk factors facilitating the coloniza­tion of dwellings by Triatoma dimidiata in the central region of the state of Veracruz. Materials and methods. We applied socioeconomic questionnaires and entomologic surveys in three localities (Chavarrillo, Soyacuautla and Arroyo Agrio) in central Veracruz involving 115 households. Results. We found that the main risk factors were the predominance of unplastered walls and particularly those made of light weight aggregate concrete blocks and wood. At Chavarrillo, houses usually have unplastered walls, whereas in Soyocuautla walls are commonly manufactured with wood. In Arroyo Agrio, the phenomenon was seasonal, and bugs were commonly found in the dry season, particularly in relatively new houses, less than 20 years old. Conclusions. These results help to improve the surveillance capacity for this vector and the control strategies to reduce the transmission of Chagas disease in the state of Veracruz and other sites where this species is present.

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2014-03-05

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A Sandoval-Ruiz C, Guevara R, Ibáñez-Bernal S. Household risk factors associated to infestation of Triatoma dimidiata, the Chagas disease vector in Central Region of Veracruz, Mexico. Salud Publica Mex [Internet]. 5 de marzo de 2014 [citado 18 de septiembre de 2020];56(2):213-20. Disponible en: https://www.saludpublica.mx/index.php/spm/article/view/7337

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