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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
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 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
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
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