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Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz
Fundação Oswaldo Cruz, Fiocruz
ISSN: 1678-8060
EISSN: 1678-8060
Vol. 100, No. 5, 2005, pp. 475-476
Bioline Code: oc05117
Full paper language: English
Document type: Research Article
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Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz, Vol. 100, No. 5, 2005, pp. 475-476

 en SHORT COMMUNICATION- Lutzomyia longipalpis check for this species in other resources in Clorinda, Formosa province, an area of potential visceral leishmaniasis transmission in Argentina
Oscar D Salomón & Pablo W Orellano


Phlebotomine captures were performed during 2004 in Clorinda, Argentina. Clorinda is located across the branches of the Paraguay river in front of Asunción city, Paraguay. Reports of canine and human visceral leishmaniasis in Asunción have been increasing since 1997, however neither leishmaniasis cases nor sand flies were ever recorded from Clorinda. Light traps were located in migration paths (bridges, port), and peridomestic environments of Clorinda and surrounding localities. Lutzomyia longipalpis check for this species in other resources was found in Clorinda and Puerto Pilcomayo, first report in a potential visceral leishmaniasis transmission area for Argentina. Active surveillance is required immediately in the localities involved and the surrounding area.

Lutzomyia longipalpis - visceral leishmaniasis - Argentina

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