Observations on Vectors of Chagas' Disease in the United States

II. Arizona

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  • Department of Life Sciences, Los Angeles City College, Los Angeles, California


A resumé of the 1941 collecting data for the Alvarado Mine is given, making a total of 699 cone-nosed bugs examined from Arizona. Twenty-eight or 4 per cent of these bugs were infected with Trypanosoma cruzi. The tolerance of rodents to feeding of cone-nosed bugs is recorded. Xenodiagnosis of native mammals has so far yielded negative results.