Evidence of likely autochthonous transmission of chagas disease in Arizona

Norman L. Beatty, Carlos M. Perez-Velez, Hayley D. Yaglom, Sharon Carson, Eugene Liu, Zain I. Khalpey, Stephen A. Klotz, Sean P. Elliott

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A healthy 16-year-old girl born and raised in Tucson, AZ, had screening and confirmatory testing revealing Chagas disease; clinical evaluation established that she had the indeterminate form of chronic Chagas disease with evidence of likely autochthonous transmission. Trypanosoma cruzi DNA was detected by conventional polymerase chain reaction in Triatoma rubida captured at her home.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1534-1536
Number of pages3
JournalAmerican Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
Issue number6
StatePublished - 2018

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Parasitology
  • Virology
  • Infectious Diseases


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