Trypanosoma Cruzi and Domestic Animals
Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Teramo, Italy
- *Corresponding Author:
- Giangaspero M
Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Teramo
Strada Provinciale 18, 64020 Piano d’Accio, Teramo, Italy
E-mail: [email protected]
Received date: June 05, 2017; Accepted date: June 07, 2017; Published date: June 09, 2017
Citation: Giangaspero M (2017) Trypanosoma cruzi and Domestic Animals. Clin Microbiol 6: e142. doi:10.4172/2327-5073.1000e142
Copyright: © 2017 Giangaspero M. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Chagas disease is one of the most important zoonosis affecting the Latin America. Despite important progress achieved in last decades through strategies at regional level against vectoral transmission and improvement of screening among blood donors, the disease continues to represent a public health priority. Knowledge on epidemiology of the etiological agent Tripanosoma cruzi is of outmost importance to counter this serious disease, with the potential to cause significant morbidity and mortality in humans. Many animal species are sensible to the infection, but their epidemiological role in sylvatic and peri domestic cycles have not been always elucidated. Therefore, attention should be paid by veterinarians especially on domestic animals in order to clarify their potential role as reservoir close to human communities.