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New records of Triatoma huehuetenanguensis in an urban area of Southwest Mexico


1 Unidad de Investigación Entomológica y Bioensayos-Servicios de Salud de Chiapas. Rio Shumula 228, Paraíso II, C.P. 29049. Tuxtla Gutiérrez, Chiapas, Mexico
2 Centro Nacional de Programas Preventivos y Control de Enfermedades. Benjamín Franklin 132, Escandón, C.P. 11800. Ciudad de México, Mexico
3 Servicios de Salud de Morelos. Coordinación de Enfermedades Transmitidas por Vector y Zoonosis. Callejón Borda 3, Centro, C.P. 62000, Cuernavaca, Morelos, Mexico
4 Unidad de Investigación Entomológica y Bioensayos-Centro Regional de Control de Vectores Panchimalco-Servicios de Salud de Morelos. Emiliano Zapata 95, C.P. 62900. Jojutla, Morelos, Mexico

Correspondence Address:
Miguel Moreno-García,
Unidad de Investigación Entomológica y Bioensayos-Centro Regional de Control de Vectores Panchimalco-Servicios de Salud de Morelos. Emiliano Zapata 95, C.P. 62900. Jojutla, Morelos
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DOI: 10.4103/0972-9062.331410

The recently described Triatoma huehuetenanguensis, has been reported in Mexico, Guatemala, Belize and Honduras. In Mexico, the specie has been collected primarily in rural areas; it has the potential to colonize human dwellings, however, its contribution to Chagas outbreaks remains unclear. On 2021, T. huehuetenanguensis was first observed at Tuxtla Gutierrez city, Chiapas; then a collection for the specie was performed. A total of 308 houses were inspected in the intra and peridomestic structures. Only 3 houses (0.97%) were infested. Triatoma huehuetenangensis was the only triatomine specie recorded and four males were collected. None of the bugs tested positive for Trypanosoma infection. We do not have evidence to suggest that urban human-vector contact still limited, and a possible domestication process is possible. The presence of reservoirs, the vector specie and the parasite demonstrate that Tuxtla Gutierrez could be at risk of a Chagas disease outbreak.


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