Trypanosoma cruzi discrete typing unit TcIV implicated in a case of acute Chagas disease in a domiciliated dog in the western Amazon

Luciene Almeida Siqueira de Vasconcelos, Josué Costa Oliveira, Rubens Celso Andrade da Silva Junior, Silvia Cássia Brandão Justiniano, Éder Dos Santos Souza, Laylah Kelre Costa Magalhães, Henrique Silveira, George Allan Villarouco da Silva, Jorge Augusto de Oliveira Guerra, Maria das Graças Vale Barbosa Guerra

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Abstract

Chagas disease is caused by the protozoan Trypanosoma cruzi. Seven lineages have been identified based on different molecular markers, namely TcI, TcII, TcIII, TcIV, TcV, TcVI, and TcBat. Dogs play the role of epidemiological sentinels being domestic reservoirs of T. cruzi. The aim of the current study was to report the first case of CD in a domestic dog in Manaus, Amazonas, Brazil, infected with T. cruzi DTU TcIV. We hope our report encourages veterinarians and surveillance professionals to a take a deeper look at T. cruzi infection in domestic animals.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)e0873
JournalRevista Da Sociedade Brasileira De Medicina Tropical
Volume54
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2021

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