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Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz
Fundação Oswaldo Cruz, Fiocruz
ISSN: 1678-8060
EISSN: 1678-8060
Vol. 110, No. 7, 2015, pp. 831-846
Bioline Code: oc15117
Full paper language: English
Document type: Review Article
Document available free of charge

Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz, Vol. 110, No. 7, 2015, pp. 831-846

 en Lutzomyia longipalpis check for this species in other resources urbanisation and control
Daniel Salomón, Oscar; Dora Feliciangeli, María; Gabriela Quintana, María; Martins dos Santos Afonso, Margarete & Ferreira Rangel, Elizabeth


Since the description of Lutzomyia longipalpis check for this species in other resources by Lutz and Neiva more than 100 years ago, much has been written in the scientific literature about this phlebotomine species. Soares and Turco (2003) and Lainson and Rangel (2005) have written extensive reviews focused on vector-host-parasite interactions and American visceral leishmaniasis ecology. However, during the last two decades, the success of Lu. longipalpis in colonising urban environments and its simultaneous geographical spreading have led to new theoretical and operational questions. Therefore, this review updates the general information about this species and notes the more challenging topics regarding the new scenario of urbanisation-spreading and its control in America. Here, we summarise the literature on these issues and the remaining unsolved questions, which pose recommendations for operational research.

Lutzomyia longipalpis; American visceral leishmaniasis; urbanisation; control

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