peridomiciliary colonies of triatoma vitticeps (stal, 1859) (hemiptera, reduviidae, triatominae) infected with trypanosoma cruzi in rural areas of the state of espírito santo, brazil, the colonization of human dwellings by triatomines occurs in areas with native vegetation of the caatinga or cerrado types. in areas of atlantic forest such as in the brazilian state of espírito santo, there are no species adapted to live in human habitations. the few autochthonous cases of chagas disease encountered in espírito santo have been attributed to adult specimens of triatoma vitticeps that invade houses from forest remnants. in recent years, the entomology unit of the espír ...200516184222
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