Chagas' disease : risk factors for house infestation by Triatoma dimidiata, the major vector of Trypanosoma cruzi in Costa Rica.
The reduction of domiciliary infestation by insect vectors, the key to controlling Chagas' disease, depends on identification of housing features associated with infestation.
In this study, log-linear modeling was used to reanalyze data collected in 1964-1968 from 371 houses on characteristics potentially associated with infestation by the vector Triatoma dimidiata in a Costa Rican town with endemic Chagas'disease.
A possible increased risk of infestation was observed for houses with a dirt floor (as compared with houses with another floor type) and for houses in poor sanitary condition.
(as compared with houses in good'sanitary condition).
Mots-clés Pascal : Trypanosomiase, Protozoose, Infection, Amérique Centrale, Amérique, Heteroptera, Insecta, Arthropoda, Invertebrata, Rhizoflagellata, Protozoa, Trypanosomiase américaine, Vecteur, Infestation, Logement habitation, Epidémiologie, Facteur risque, Homme, Costa Rica, Statut socioéconomique, Reduviidae, Trypanosoma cruzi
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Trypanosomiasis, Protozoal disease, Infection, Central America, America, Heteroptera, Insecta, Arthropoda, Invertebrata, Rhizoflagellata, Protozoa, Chagas disease, Vector, Infestation, Housing, Epidemiology, Risk factor, Human, Costa Rica, Socioeconomic status, Reduviidae, Trypanosoma cruzi
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 91-0495704
Code Inist : 002A37A. Création : 199406.