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First Case of Natural Infection in Pigs: Review of Trypanosoma cruzi Reservoirs in Mexico

Keywords: Trypanosoma cruzi , reservoir , xenodiagnosis , mammal , pig , Mexico

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An epidemiological research project was performed in the State of Morelos including collection of samples for blood smears and culture, serological tests, and xenodiagnoses from a total of 76 domestic and peridomestic mammals. Two strains of Trypanosoma cruzi were isolated by haemocultures; one from a pig (Sus scrofa), the first case of natural infection reported in Mexico, and the other from a dog (Canis familiaris). This study summarizes current information in Mexico concerning confirmed reservoirs of T. cruzi

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