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|Title:||Presence of Lutzomyia evansi, a vector of American visceral leishmaniasis, in an urban area of the Colombian Caribbean coast.|
|Authors:||Bejarano, Eduar Elias|
Iván Darío, Vélez
Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene.
|Publisher:||Londres, Reino Unido: Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene , 2001.|
|Citation:||Bejarano, E.E., Uribe, S., Rojas, W. & Vélez, I.D. (2001). Presence of Lutzomyia evansi, a vector of American visceral leishmaniasis, in an urban area of the Colombian Caribbean coast. Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene . 95 (1), 27 – 28.|
|Abstract:||American visceral leishmaniasis (AVL) is a potentially fatal disease of neotropical countries, chiefly affecting children aged under 5 years, caused by ~ishmania (Leishmanial &a& Cunha & Chapas. which is indisiinguishablk from the ‘Old World’ paiasite Le. (Le.) injuntum Nicolle, of which it may be a synonym. AVL is transmitted to human or other mammalian hosts by the bites of the phlebotomine sandflies Lutzanzyia (Lutzomy&z) Zongt$alpis (Lutz & Neiva) or Lmmnyiu (Lutzomyia) evami (Nufiez-Tovar) (GRIMALDI et al., 1989; TRAVI et al., 1996). Although Lu. longipalpis is the most widespread and important vector of AVL, Lu. evarnsi has been confirmed as a primary vector in rural areas of the Caribbean coast of Colombia and in some areas of Venezuela (AGUIUR et aE., 1995; MONTOYA, 1996; FEIJCLWGELI et al., 19991. While conducting entomological studies in the urbad area of Sincelejo &y (9’ 18’ N. 75” 25’ WI in northern Colombia. we found adults of Lzk. eeransi ih houses and in peridbmiciliary environments. This is the first record of Lu. evansi from an urban area in Colombia.|
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