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Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz
Fundação Oswaldo Cruz, Fiocruz
ISSN: 1678-8060
EISSN: 1678-8060
Vol. 97, No. 5, 2002, pp. 645-647
Bioline Code: oc02124
Full paper language: English
Document type: Research Article
Document available free of charge

Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz, Vol. 97, No. 5, 2002, pp. 645-647

 en SHORT COMMUNICATION - Phlebotomine Sand Flies (Diptera: Psychodidae) Associated with the Appearance of Urban Leishmaniasis in the City of Sincelejo, Colombia
Eduar Elías Bejarano; Sandra Uribe; Winston Rojas & Iván Darío Vélez

Abstract

Although once associated only with rural areas, the American leishmaniasis vectors now appear to be associated also with urban and suburban areas of the Neotropics. Following the appearance of the first autochthonous visceral and cutaneous leishmaniasis cases in the urban area of the city of Sincelejo, Colombia, a preliminary entomological survey of the sand fly species composition was performed using Shannon and CDC light traps. A total of 486 sand flies representing six Lutzomyia check for this species in other resources species were collected. L. evansi check for this species in other resources , L. panamensis check for this species in other resources and L. gomezi check for this species in other resources , known vectors of Leishmania check for this species in other resources spp. were the predominant sand fly species around dwellings. The finding of these species in relation to the appearance of the first cases of leishmaniasis in the city mentioned is discussed.

Keywords
sand flies - Lutzomyia check for this species in other resources - urban leishmaniasis - Sincelejo - Colombia

 
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