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

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

14 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

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
Volume25
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2019

UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-Being

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Oral transmission of Trypanosoma cruzi, Brazilian Amazon'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this