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Research Article

Triatoma dimidiata Infestation in Chagas Disease Endemic Regions of Guatemala: Comparison of Random and Targeted Cross-Sectional Surveys

  • Raymond J. King mail,

    raymond.king@lshtm.ac.uk

    Affiliation: Department of Infectious and Tropical Diseases, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom

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  • Celia Cordon-Rosales,

    Affiliation: Center for Health Studies, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for Central America and Panama (CDC-CAP), Universidad del Valle de Guatemala, Guatemala City, Guatemala

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  • Jonathan Cox,

    Affiliation: Department of Infectious and Tropical Diseases, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom

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  • Clive R. Davies †,

    † Deceased.

    Affiliation: Department of Infectious and Tropical Diseases, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom

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  • Uriel D. Kitron

    Affiliation: Department of Environmental Studies, Math and Science Center, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America

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  • Published: April 12, 2011
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0001035

About the Authors

Raymond J. King, Jonathan Cox, Clive R. Davies
Department of Infectious and Tropical Diseases, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom
Celia Cordon-Rosales
Center for Health Studies, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for Central America and Panama (CDC-CAP), Universidad del Valle de Guatemala, Guatemala City, Guatemala
Uriel D. Kitron
Department of Environmental Studies, Math and Science Center, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: raymond.king@lshtm.ac.uk

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: RJK CC-R CRD UDK. Performed the experiments: RJK CC-R. Analyzed the data: RJK. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: JC CRD. Wrote the paper: RJK CC-R JC CRD UDK. Provided technical guidance and expertise: CC-R JC CRD UDK.