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Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz
Fundação Oswaldo Cruz, Fiocruz
ISSN: 1678-8060
EISSN: 1678-8060
Vol. 108, No. 8, 2013, pp. 1071-1073
Bioline Code: oc13178
Full paper language: English
Document type: Short Communication
Document available free of charge

Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz, Vol. 108, No. 8, 2013, pp. 1071-1073

 en The first record of Lutzomyia longipalpis check for this species in other resources in the Argentine northwest
Bravo, Andrea Gómez; Quintana, María Gabriela; Abril, Marcelo & Salomón, Oscar Daniel

Abstract

In 2004, the urban presence of Lutzomyia longipalpis check for this species in other resources was recorded for the first time in Formosa province. In 2006, the first autochthonous case of human urban visceral leishmaniasis (VL) was recorded in Misiones in the presence of the vector, along with some canine VL cases. After this first case, the vector began to spread primarily in northeast Argentina. Between 2008-2011, three human VL cases were reported in Salta province, but the presence of Lu. longipalpis was not recorded. Captures of Phlebotominae were made in Tartagal, Salta, in 2013, and the presence of Lu. longipalpis was first recorded in northwest Argentina at that time. Systematic sampling is recommended to observe the distribution and dispersion patterns of Lu. longipalpis and consider the risk of VL transmission in the region.

Keywords
Lutzomyia longipalpis; visceral leishmaniasis; Argentina

 
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