As long as the parasite can cross the placenta obviously the answer
is yes. I believe that is the major mode of transmission of sylvantic
Trypanosoma cruzi in this country. I can get you in contact with the
researchers on that if you are interested. My impression is that the
placenta is a barrier in many, but not all cases.
>> Dear netters:
>> We would like to know if it has been confirmed, by any technique, if the DNA of parasite can cross the placenta.
>> Please answer us to the following address:
>>ariel at inscha.gov.ar>> or
>>bua at inscha.gov.ar>> Thank you in advance.
>> Jecqueline Bua and Ariel M. Silber.
> Instituto Nacional de Chagas.
:James F. Mahaffy e-mail: mahaffy at dordt.edu
Biology Department phone: 712 722-6279
Dordt College FAX 712 722-1198
Sioux Center, Iowa 51250