Data from: Population structure of the Chagas disease vector, Triatoma infestans, at the urban-rural interface

Erica A. Foley, Camilo E. Khatchikian, Josephine Hwang, Jenny Ancca-Juárez, Katty Borrini-Mayori, Victor R. Quispe-Machaca, Michael Z. Levy & Dustin Brisson
The increasing rate of biological invasions resulting from human transport or human-mediated changes to the environment have had devastating ecologic and public health consequences. The kissing bug, Triatoma infestans, has dispersed through the Peruvian city of Arequipa. The biological invasion of this insect has resulted in a public health crisis, putting thousands of residents of this city at risk of infection by Trypanosoma cruzi and subsequent development of Chagas disease. Here we show that populations...

Registration Year

  • 2013

Resource Types

  • Dataset


  • University of Pennsylvania
  • Cayetano Heredia University