The parasitic disease, Chagas disease, and the vector, the kissing bug, have been in US media a lot recently after the CDC published an MMWR about finding the bug in Delaware.
My guest today is currently conducting survey work in Oklahoma to estimate the prevalence of T. cruzi infection in domestic dogs and kissing bugs within the state.
Joining me to talk about Chagas disease, the kissing bug and her survey in Oklahoma is Kelly Allen,Ph.D. Dr Allen is an assistant professor of veterinary parasitology at Oklahoma State University’s Center for Veterinary Health Sciences.
T-shirts, coffee mugs and other merchandise featuring the parasite Trypanosoma cruzi
To see the whole set of T. cruzi merchandise go to Chagas in Black and White
Intro music: “Rapture” by Ross Bugden