Shelter dogs as sentinels for Trypanosoma cruzi transmission across Texas. Academic Article uri icon

abstract

  • Chagas disease, an infection with the parasite Trypanosoma cruzi, is increasingly diagnosed among humans in the southern United States. We assessed exposure of shelter dogs in Texas to T. cruzi; seroprevalence across diverse ecoregions was 8.8%. Canine serosurveillance is a useful tool for public health risk assessment.

published proceedings

  • Emerg Infect Dis

altmetric score

  • 39.988

author list (cited authors)

  • Tenney, T. D., Curtis-Robles, R., Snowden, K. F., & Hamer, S. A.

citation count

  • 72

complete list of authors

  • Tenney, Trevor D||Curtis-Robles, Rachel||Snowden, Karen F||Hamer, Sarah A

publication date

  • August 2014