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Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz
Fundação Oswaldo Cruz, Fiocruz
ISSN: 1678-8060
EISSN: 1678-8060
Vol. 111, No. 1, 2016, pp. 75-78
Bioline Code: oc16009
Full paper language: English
Document type: Short Communication
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Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz, Vol. 111, No. 1, 2016, pp. 75-78

 en Spread of Phlebotominae in temperate climates: province of Córdoba, Argentina
Visintin, Andrés Mario; Beranek, Mauricio Daniel; Amieva, Maria José; Rosa, Juan Ramón; Almirón, Walter Ricardo & Salomón, Oscar Daniel


We report the presence of the competent vector for Leishmania spp, Migonemyia migonei, and the Evandromyia cortelezzii-sallesi complex south of its known distribution in the central temperate region of Argentina, in the province of Córdoba. The persistence of this phlebotomine in the northern border of the province, its association with a case of cutaneous leishmaniasis, and the new record in the outskirts of the city of Córdoba, the second most populated in the country, strengthens the need for regular vector surveillance and a case detection-sensitive health system in vulnerable regions, even in temperate climates.

Migonemyia migonei; Evandromyia cortelezzii; American cutaneous leishmaniasis; Córdoba

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