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Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz
Fundação Oswaldo Cruz, Fiocruz
ISSN: 1678-8060
EISSN: 1678-8060
Vol. 106, No. 8, 2011, pp. 1049-1051
Bioline Code: oc11204
Full paper language: English
Document type: Research Article
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Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz, Vol. 106, No. 8, 2011, pp. 1049-1051

 en Report of Lutzomyia longipalpis check for this species in other resources (Lutz & Neiva, 1912) (Diptera: Psychodidae: Phlebotominae) in a cutaneous-leishmaniasis-endemic area of Panama
Valderrama, Anayansi; Tavares, Mara Garcia & Filho, José Dilermando Andrade

Abstract

Lutzomyia longipalpis check for this species in other resources is the primary vector of the parasite responsible for visceral leishmaniasis in the Americas. In the present study, Lu. longipalpis was found in a domiciliary area in Limón, a district in Capira, a region in which cutaneous leishmaniasis is endemic in Panama. Previously, this species has been found in a humid forest in this same region. Finding Lu. longipalpis in domiciliary areas indicates that this species may be adapting to new habitats and that it may play a role in the transmission of leishmaniasis in Panama.

Keywords
Lutzomyia longipalpis - cutaneous leishmaniasis - visceral leishmaniasis - leishmania vectors - Panama

 
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