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José Francisco Torrealba

José Francisco Torrealba Gonzalez, Venezuelan parasitologist (Santa María de Ipire, Guarico State 16 June 1896 – Caracas 24 July 1973)
 
 
Authored about 150 publications
 

First in the world applied xenodiagnosis method for demonstrate Chagas disease (1934)

Despistaje de la Enfermedad del Chagas por el método xenodiagnostico
 
 

Conceived a new fast method for diagnosing Chagas disease in its chronic stage

With J.V. Scorza, A. Alvarez, I. Ramos, C. Dagert & V. Díaz. Nuevo método rápido para El diagnostico de La enfermedad de Chagas en su fase cronica. Arch. Venez. Med. Trop. Parasit. Med. 3:121-35, 1959

 
 

DESCRIBED PARASITIC SPECIES

Protozoa

Klossiella tejerai 1957 with Scorza

Sarcocystis cervi 1957 with Scorza

Sarcocystis didelphis 1957 with Scorza 

Trypanosoma barnolai 1955

Trypanosoma itriagoi 1954

Nematoda

Carcharolaimus acutus 1968

Peltamigratus arcuatus 1968
 
 

HONORS

Brault Award, Academie de Medicine de Paris

Member, Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, London
 
 

LINKS

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