epidemiological and nosological aspects of leishmania naiffi lainson & shaw, 1989.leishmania naiffi was isolated from 10 out of 64 armadillos (dasypus novemcinctus) examined in amazonas, pará and rondônia states in the brazilian amazon region. the isolates were obtained in culture from samples of liver (3), spleen (3), lymph nodes (2), skin (1) and blood (1) from the infected animals. heavy infections with the same parasite were detected for the first time in psychodopygus squamiventris, a common man-biting phlebotomine, in amazonas and pará. a new case of cutaneous leishmani ...19911842423
natural leishmania (viannia) infections of phlebotomines (diptera: psychodidae) indicate classical and alternative transmission cycles of american cutaneous leishmaniasis in the guiana shield, brazil.from 1996 to 1999 multi-trapping methods (center of diseases control, cdc) light traps, light-baited shannon traps, and aspiration on tree bases) were used to study the phlebotomine fauna of the "serra do navio" region of the brazilian state of amapá, which is part of the guiana shield. fifty-three species were identified among 8,685 captured individuals. the following species, associated with the transmission of american cutaneous leishmaniasis in amazonian brazil, were captured: nyssomyia umbr ...201728508745
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