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Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz
Fundação Oswaldo Cruz, Fiocruz
ISSN: 1678-8060
EISSN: 1678-8060
Vol. 94, No. 1, 1999, pp. 11
Bioline Code: oc99005
Full paper language: English
Document type: Research Article
Document available free of charge

Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz, Vol. 94, No. 1, 1999, pp. 11

 en RESEARCH NOTE - Natural Infection of Lutzomyia rangeliana (Ortiz, 1952) (Diptera: Psychodidae) with Leishmania in Barquisimeto, Lara State, Venezuela
R Bonfante-Garrido; R Urdaneta; I Urdaneta; J Alvarado & R Perdomo

Abstract

Cutaneous leishmaniasis caused by Leishmania venezuelensis (Bonfante-Garrido,
1980) is endemic in dry urban areas in the central part of western Venezuela. This disease has
been also found in cats. Lutzomyia olmeca bicolor formerly suspected as a vector of
L. venezuelensis could not be found in dry urban areas where most of the cases of
cutaneous leishmaniasis occurs. Lu. trini-dadensis had been found infected with
promastigotes, but isolates could not be maintained in culture media and into hamsters and,
therefore, were not characterized.

Keywords
cutaneous leishmaniasis - Lutzomyia rangeliana - Leishmania venezuelensis - Venezuela

 
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