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first report of warileya rotundipennis (psychodidae: phlebotominae) naturally infected with leishmania (viannia) in a focus of cutaneous leishmaniasis in colombia.the expansion of transmission of cutaneous leishmaniasis from sylvatic ecosystems into peri-urban and domestic settings has occurred as sand flies have adapted to anthropogenic environmental modifications. assessment of the intradomiciliary presence of sand flies in households of the settlement "la cabaña", in the department of risaralda, colombia, revealed an abundance of warileya rotundipennis. this unexpected observation motivated further analyses to evaluate the participation of this species ...201525917717
zoonotic cutaneous leishmaniasis due to leishmania (viannia) braziliensis associated with domestic animals in venezuela and brazil.after outbreaks of cutaneous leishmaniasis in solano state, venezuela, 5% of the population had parasitized ulcers while after similar outbreaks in mesquita, rio de janeiro state, brazil, 9% had the disease. in these foci children, including some under six years of age, were affected. there was no significant difference in the occurrence of the disease according to sex or type of employment. in solano, 3% of dogs and 28% of donkeys had parasitized lesions, while in mesquita these indices were 19 ...19892319948
study of an outbreak of cutaneous leishmaniasis in venezuela. the role of domestic animals.during an outbreak of cutaneous leishmaniasis in a locality (las rosas, cojedes state, venezuela) previously non-endemic, 12.9% of humans, 7% of dogs and 21.4% of donkeys (equus asinus) had lesions with parasites. the agent in the three hosts was identified as leishmania braziliensis, subspecies braziliensis at least in man and donkey. the probable vector was lutzomyia panamensis. no infection was found in a small sample of wild mammals examined. the outbreak was apparently linked with the impor ...19846535915
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