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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: New records of Lutzomyia longipalpis (Lutz & Neiva, 1912) (Diptera: Psychodidae) in the Central East Region of Sao Paulo State, Brazil
Author: Cutolo, AA
Camargo, DA
Von Zuben, CJ
Abstract: Cutaneous (LTA) and Visceral (LVA) American Leishmaniasis incidences are increasing in human and canine hosts, especially LVA, which is expanding its range through Sao Paulo State. Distribution and ecology knowledge of different sand fly species is essential for leishmaniasis epidemiology vigilance. The communication of new findings of its vectors is mandatory for risk determination for transmission of these illnesses. On this study sand flies were trapped in bushed areas, in different localities at rural areas of Ipeuna, Itirapina and Analandia counties, between August and September 2007. A total of 248 specimens of nine different species were sampled in Ipeuna, six and seven specimens of two different species were trapped in Itirapina and Analandia, respectively. The most abundant species in Ipeuna was Pintomyia pessoai (37.5%), followed by Pintomyia fischeri (33.06%) and Migonemyia migonei (16.53%), all three species are considered vectors of LTA in Sao Paulo State. Lutzomyia longipalpis was found in Ipeuna and Analandia for the first time and its presence confirmed in Itirapina, indicating a risk of LVA essablishment in the area and the need for further local studies on its ecology, especially regarding its occupation of the anthropic environment.
Subject: leishmaniasis vector
sand flies
Country: Brasil
Editor: Brazilian Coll Veterinary Parasitology
Rights: aberto
Date Issue: 2009
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