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sandflies (diptera: psychodidae: phlebotominae) collected on the banks of the velhas river in the state of minas gerais, brazil.leishmaniases are endemic to several brazilian states, including minas gerais. as many cases of these diseases are diagnosed in minas gerais every year, this paper aimed to determine the diversity of the species of sandflies vector of leishmaniases, in lassance and corinto on the banks of the velhas river. over two years, 21,014 specimens of sandflies, belonging to 19 species were captured with light traps. of these specimens, nyssomyia neivai (pinto 1926) (84.18%), nyssomyia intermedia (lutz & ...200819148428
geographic distribution of phlebotomine sandfly species (diptera: psychodidae) in central-west brazil.this study updates the geographic distributions of phlebotomine species in central-west brazil and analyses the climatic factors associated with their occurrence. the data were obtained from the entomology services of the state departments of health in central-west brazil, scientific collections and a literature review of articles from 1962-2014. ecological niche models were produced for sandfly species with more than 20 occurrences using the maxent algorithm and eight climate variables. in all, ...201526018450
sand fly captures with disney traps in area of occurrence of leishmania (leishmania) amazonensis in the state of mato grosso do sul, mid-western brazil.the work was conducted to study phlebotomine fauna (diptera: psychodidae) and aspects of american cutaneous leishmaniasis transmission in a forested area where leishmania (leishmania) amazonensis occurs, situated in the municipality of bela vista, state of mato grosso do sul, brazil.201021085855
molecular detection of leishmania in phlebotomine sand flies (diptera: psychodidae) from a cutaneous leishmaniasis focus atxakriabá indigenous reserve, brazil.autochthonous cases of american cutaneous leishmaniasis (acl) have been reported since 2001 in the xakriabá indigenous reserve located in the municipality of são joão das missões in northern minas gerais state, brazil. in order to study the presence of leishmania dna in phlebotomine sand flies, six entomological collections were carried out from july 2008 through july 2009, using 40 light traps placed in peridomicile areas of 20 randomly selected houses. from october 2011 through august 2012, an ...201525853254
sand fly vectors (diptera, psychodidae) of american visceral leishmaniasis areas in the atlantic forest, state of espírito santo, southeastern brazil.the aim of this study was to evaluate the sand fly fauna of american visceral leishmaniasis (avl) endemic areas within the central atlantic forest biodiversity corridor, state of espírito santo, southeastern brazil. the sand fly captures were performed between january, 1989 and december, 2003 in localities where autochthonous cases of avl were recorded, as well as in their boundary areas. sand flies were collected from surrounding houses and domestic animal shelters using two to five cdc automat ...201222548541
sandflies in an urban area of transmission of visceral leishmaniasis in midwest brazil.the phlebotomine fauna of campo grande city, capital of mato grosso do sul state in brazil, an endemic area for visceral leishmaniasis, has been thoroughly investigated, but all the insect collections were undertaken with automatic light traps. the present study sought to investigate the fauna in this city using shannon and disney traps, having human beings and hamsters, respectively, as bait. both types of traps were installed in forest fragment and peridomiciliary areas in the period from 2007 ...201627593433
sandflies (diptera: psychodidae) associated with opossum nests at urban sites in southeastern brazil: a risk factor for urban and periurban zoonotic leishmania transmission?sandflies associated with opossum nests are reported for the first time in the yards of residences located in the urban area of the municipality of monte mor, situated in the metropolitan region of campinas, state of são paulo, brazil. eleven specimens of evandromyia cortelezzii and one of evandromyia lenti were captured in two didelphis albiventris nests. ev. cortelezzii is considered a secondary vector species for the transmission of leishmania (viannia) braziliensis and leishmania (leishmania ...024789554
sand flies (diptera, psychodidae, phlebotominae), vectors of leishmania protozoa, at an atlantic forest conservation unit in the municipality of nísia floresta, rio grande do norte state, brazil.sand flies are insect vectors of protozoa from the genus leishmania, causative parasites of visceral and american tegumentary leishmaniases. the present study discusses the bioecological aspects of sand fly species, transmitters of leishmania protozoa, in different ecotopes of an atlantic forest conservation unit located in the metropolitan region of natal, rio grande do norte state, brazil.201626864023
sand fly species composition (diptera: psychodidae: phlebotominae) in the municipality of cantagalo , an area with sporadic cases of human cutaneous leishmaniasis in rio de janeiro state, brazil.the municipality of cantagalo is an area with sustained transmission of american cutaneous leishmaniasis (acl). monthly sand fly collections were performed for three years (june 2012 - may 2015) using a cdc light trap. a total of 3,310 specimens belonging to 12 species were trapped: nyssomyia intermedia, nyssomyia whitmani, migonemyia migonei, evandromyia lenti, evandromyia cortelezzii, micropygomyia quinquefer, brumptomyia brumpti, psathyromyia aragaoi, micropygomyia schreiberi, pintomyia fisch ...027410910
description of evandromyia (aldamyia) orcyi, a new phlebotomine species (diptera: psychodidae: phlebotominae) from the state of mato grosso do sul, brazil.the genus evandromyia is widely found in brazil, but occurs mainly in brazilian savannah. to date 13 species have been described in the subgenus aldamyia. here we described a new species of evandromyia (aldamyia) collected in the state of mato grosso do sul, brazil.201525884363
abundance of lutzomyia longipalpis (diptera: psychodidae: phlebotominae) and urban transmission of visceral leishmaniasis in campo grande, state of mato grosso do sul, brazil.the outspread and urbanization of visceral leishmaniasis (vl) in campo grande, state of mato grosso do sul, lead us to undertake the present study over diversity and abundance of sand flies in the urban area to compare with previous search carried out during 1999/2000, before the identification of the disease in the human population. the captures were carried out with automatic light traps, weekly, from february 2004 to february 2005 on three sites including a forested area (zé pereira), two per ...200617293981
natural infection of evandromyia lenti (mangabeira) (diptera: psychodidae) by psychodiella chagasi (adler & mayrink) (apicomplexa: lecudinidae). 201526611981
sandfly fauna in an area endemic for visceral leishmaniasis in aracaju, state of sergipe, northeast brazil.in recent years, visceral leishmaniasis, a major public health problem, has been spreading from the rural to urban areas in many areas of brazil, including aracaju, the capital of the state of sergipe. however, there are no studies of the sandfly fauna in this municipality or its variation over the year.201222760129
natural infection of phlebotomines (diptera: psychodidae) in a visceral-leishmaniasis focus in mato grosso do sul, brazil.the main purpose of this study was to investigate natural infection by leishmania in phlebotomine females in a visceral-leishmaniasis focus in antonio joão county in mato grosso do sul state, brazil. between june and october 2003, the digestive tracts of 81 females captured in aldeia campestre, aldeia marangatu and povoado campestre were dissected. the females were separated by species, location, area and date of capture into 13 groups and kept in ethanol 70%. to identify the leishmania species ...200717505673
phlebotomine fauna (diptera: psychodidae) of an american cutaneous leishmaniasis endemic area in the state of mato grosso do sul, brazil.the occurrence of an outbreak of cutaneous leishmaniasis associated with leishmania (leishmania) amazonensis in the municipality of bela vista, state of mato grosso do sul, brazil, and the absence of information on its vectors in this area led the authors to undertake captures of phlebotomine sand flies, using shannon traps and automatic cdc light traps, in domiciles, forested areas and animal shelters from february 2004-january 2006. a total of 808 specimens belonging to 18 sandfly species have ...200919820827
phlebotomine fauna (diptera: psychodidae) and species abundance in an endemic area of american cutaneous leishmaniasis in southeastern minas gerais, brazil.this study was undertaken to identify the phlebotomine fauna and species abundance in domiciliary and peridomiciliary (hen-house and guava-tree) environments, on a lake shore, a cultivated area of coffee and banana, and a forested area of conceição da aparecida municipality, southeastern the state of minas gerais, to provide information for the control and epidemiological surveillance of leishmaniasis in this area. the captures were carried out monthly between may 2001 and november 2002, with au ...200717710302
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