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Coincide with heavy reinfestation area

Posted by junnaka on 11 Jun 2008 at 12:25 GMT

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This map is very interesting, especially the spreading of T. d. dimidiata. We have been working in Guatemala, El Salvador, and Honduras, and the circled area for T. d. dimidiata coincides with the highest infestation area where we have problems of reinfestation. It is too bad that no samples from El Salvador were collected, since some area have more than 50% of infestation rate, and constant reporting of acute cases (>100 cases per year).