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VASQUEZ, Luis Reinel; GALVAO, Cleber; PINTO, Nestor A and GRANADOS, Humberto. First report of Triatoma nigromaculata (Stål, 1859) (Hemiptera, Reduviidae, Triatominae) for Colombia. Biomédica [online]. 2005, vol.25, n.3, pp. 417-421. ISSN 0120-4157.
The presence of Triatoma nigromaculata was recorded for the first time in Colombia in the rural village La Playa in the province of Cauca. A single female was captured from an outdoor area near a household. The presence of Trypanosoma parasites in the specimen was not established due to the poor condition of the specimen. The epidemiological importance of this finding is discussed with respect to the potential for transmission of Chagas disease in the province of Cauca and, more broadly, in Colombia.
Keywords : Chagas disease; Triatominae; Triatoma; Colombia.