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Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz
Fundação Oswaldo Cruz, Fiocruz
ISSN: 1678-8060
EISSN: 1678-8060
Vol. 98, No. 2, 2003, pp. 213-216
Bioline Code: oc03057
Full paper language: English
Document type: Research Article
Document available free of charge

Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz, Vol. 98, No. 2, 2003, pp. 213-216

 en SHORT COMMUNICATION - Quantifying the Potential Pathogens Transmission of the Blowflies (Diptera: Calliphoridae)
Marcelo A Maldonado & Néstor Centeno

Abstract

To quantify the potential capability of transporting and passing infective pathogens of some blowflies (Diptera: Calliphoridae), Mihályi's danger-index was calculated for seven species. The original equation was modified to include synanthropic information to discriminate between asynanthropic, hemisynanthropic, and eusynanthropic status. Three groups were recognized, of which Phaenicia cluvia check for this species in other resources and Musca domestica check for this species in other resources proved the flies with lowest index value (D = 2.93 and 3.00 respectively); Cochliomyia macellaria check for this species in other resources , Chrysomya albiceps check for this species in other resources and Sarconesia chlorogaster check for this species in other resources presented a significantly higher index value (p < 0.10; D = 4.28, 4.44 and 5.66 respectively) and C. megacephala, C. vicina and P. sericata appear to represent the heaviest potential sanitary risk with the highest index value (p < 0.10; D = 15.54, 16.88 and 12.49 respectively).

Keywords
sanitary entomology - disease transmission - Argentina

 
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