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Hidden Sylvatic Foci of the Main Vector of Chagas Disease Triatoma infestans: Threats to the Vector Elimination Campaign?

  • Leonardo A. Ceballos equal contributor,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Leonardo A. Ceballos, Romina V. Piccinali, Paula L. Marcet, Gonzalo M. Vazquez-Prokopec, M. Victoria Cardinal

    Affiliation: Laboratory of Eco-Epidemiology, Department of Ecology, Genetics and Evolution, Universidad de Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, Argentina

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  • Romina V. Piccinali equal contributor,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Leonardo A. Ceballos, Romina V. Piccinali, Paula L. Marcet, Gonzalo M. Vazquez-Prokopec, M. Victoria Cardinal

    Affiliation: Laboratory of Eco-Epidemiology, Department of Ecology, Genetics and Evolution, Universidad de Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, Argentina

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  • Paula L. Marcet equal contributor,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Leonardo A. Ceballos, Romina V. Piccinali, Paula L. Marcet, Gonzalo M. Vazquez-Prokopec, M. Victoria Cardinal

    Affiliation: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Division of Parasitic Diseases and Malaria, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America

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  • Gonzalo M. Vazquez-Prokopec equal contributor,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Leonardo A. Ceballos, Romina V. Piccinali, Paula L. Marcet, Gonzalo M. Vazquez-Prokopec, M. Victoria Cardinal

    Affiliations: Department of Environmental Studies, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America, Fogarty International Center, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland, United States of America

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  • M. Victoria Cardinal equal contributor,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Leonardo A. Ceballos, Romina V. Piccinali, Paula L. Marcet, Gonzalo M. Vazquez-Prokopec, M. Victoria Cardinal

    Affiliation: Laboratory of Eco-Epidemiology, Department of Ecology, Genetics and Evolution, Universidad de Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, Argentina

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  • Judith Schachter-Broide,

    Affiliation: Laboratory of Eco-Epidemiology, Department of Ecology, Genetics and Evolution, Universidad de Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, Argentina

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  • Jean-Pierre Dujardin,

    Affiliation: Unité Mixte de Recherche, Institut de Recherches pour le Développment-Centre National de Recherche Scientifique, Montpellier, France

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  • Ellen M. Dotson,

    Affiliation: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Division of Parasitic Diseases and Malaria, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America

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  • Uriel Kitron,

    Affiliations: Department of Environmental Studies, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America, Fogarty International Center, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland, United States of America

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  • Ricardo E. Gürtler mail

    gurtler@ege.fcen.uba.ar

    Affiliation: Laboratory of Eco-Epidemiology, Department of Ecology, Genetics and Evolution, Universidad de Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, Argentina

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  • Published: October 25, 2011
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0001365

About the Authors

Leonardo A. Ceballos, Romina V. Piccinali, M. Victoria Cardinal, Judith Schachter-Broide, Ricardo E. Gürtler
Laboratory of Eco-Epidemiology, Department of Ecology, Genetics and Evolution, Universidad de Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Paula L. Marcet, Ellen M. Dotson
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Division of Parasitic Diseases and Malaria, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America
Gonzalo M. Vazquez-Prokopec, Uriel Kitron
Department of Environmental Studies, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America
Gonzalo M. Vazquez-Prokopec, Uriel Kitron
Fogarty International Center, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland, United States of America
Jean-Pierre Dujardin
Unité Mixte de Recherche, Institut de Recherches pour le Développment-Centre National de Recherche Scientifique, Montpellier, France

Corresponding Author

Email: gurtler@ege.fcen.uba.ar

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: REG UK JPD EMD RVP LAC. Performed the experiments: LAC GMVP PLM MVC RVP JSB. Analyzed the data: LAC RVP PLM GMVP MVC JSB. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: LAC GMVP PLM RVP JSB EMD JPD UK REG. Wrote the paper: REG LAC GMVP PLM RVP JPD EMD UK.