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Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz
Fundação Oswaldo Cruz, Fiocruz
ISSN: 1678-8060
EISSN: 1678-8060
Vol. 103, No. 1, 2008, pp. 109-111
Bioline Code: oc08018
Full paper language: English
Document type: Short Communication
Document available free of charge

Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz, Vol. 103, No. 1, 2008, pp. 109-111

 en First visceral leishmaniasis focus in Argentina
Salomon, OD; Sinagra, A; Nevot, MC; Barberian, G; Paulin, P; Estevez, JO; Riarte, Adelina & Estevez, J


An eight-year old boy from Posadas (27° 23'S, 55° 54'W) was diagnosed with visceral leishmaniasis (VL) during 2006. Lutzomyia longipalpis check for this species in other resources was discovered in the backyard of his house, while the spread of canine visceral leishmaniasis was confirmed in Posadas. This is the southernmost report of a VL transmission focus and the first in Argentina.

visceral leishmaniais - Lutzomyia longipalpis - Argentina - canine visceral leishmaniasis

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