Oral transmission of Trypanosoma cruzi, Brazilian Amazon

Rosa Amélia G. Santana, Maria Graças V.B. Guerra, Débora R. Sousa, Kátia Couceiro, Jessica V. Ortiz, Maurício Oliveira, Lucas S. Ferreira, Kenny R. Souza, Igor C. Tavares, Romulo F. Morais, George A.V. Silva, Gisely C. Melo, Gabriel M. Vergel, Bernardino C. Albuquerque, Ana Ruth L. Arcanjo, Wuelton M. Monteiro, João Marcos B.B. Ferreira, Marcus V.G. Lacerda, Henrique Silveira, Jorge Augusto O. Guerra

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In the Brazilian Amazon, the suspected source of infection in an outbreak of acute Chagas disease involving 10 patients was Euterpe oleracea (açaí berry) juice. Patient blood and juice samples contained Trypanosoma cruzi TcIV, indicating oral transmission of the Chagas disease agent.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)132-135
Number of pages4
JournalEmerging Infectious Diseases
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2019


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