leishmaniasis in brazil. xxiv. natural flagellate infections of sandflies (diptera: psychodidae) in pará state, with particular reference to the rôle of psychodopygus wellcomei as the vector of leishmania braziliensis braziliensis in the serra dos carajás.between july 1983 and december 1984 natural flagellate infections were found in 114 (1%) of 11,586 female phlebotomine sandflies (diptera: psychodidae) of 21 species. a further 1084 females of 17 other species were not infected. identification of the organisms on a number of occasions confirms the exclusive parasite/vector relationship of leishmania mexicana amazonensis/lutzomyia flaviscutellata and le. braziliensis braziliensis/psychodopygus "wellcomei". undescribed or unidentified leishmania s ...19873686628
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