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Autochthonous Chagas disease in the southern United States: A case report of suspected residential and military exposures

Author:
Harris, N., Woc‐Colburn, L., Gunter, S. M., Gorchakov, R., Murray, K. O., Rossmann, S., Garcia, M. N.
Source:
Zoonoses and public health 2017 v.64 no.6 pp. 491-493
ISSN:
1863-1959
Subject:
Chagas disease, Triatominae, cardiomyopathy, case studies, disease transmission, military veterans, risk, Arizona, Southeastern United States
Abstract:
Chagas disease is a parasitic infection that can result in a progressive dilated cardiomyopathy. Here, we present the epidemiologic details of a suspected locally acquired transmission case originating from the southern United States. This is the first published report of Chagas disease in a young, healthy United States veteran with repeat triatomine exposures in Arizona. Military personnel and Arizona residents should be aware of their Chagas disease transmission risks.
Agid:
5779592