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Title: Importance of Lutzomyia longipalpisin the dynamics of transmission of canine visceral leishmaniasis in the endemic area of Porteirinha Municipality, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Authors: Silva, João Carlos França
Barata, Ricardo Andrade
Costa, Roberto Teodoro da
Monteiro, Érika Michalsky
Coelho, George Luiz Lins Machado
Vieira, Edvá de Paula
Prata, Aluízio
Mayrink, Wilson
Nascimento, Evaldo
Fortes Dias, Consuelo Latorre
Silva, Jaime Costa da
Dias, Edelberto Santos
Affilliation: Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais. Departamento de Parasitologia. Belo Horizonte, MG, Brazil.
Fundação Oswaldo Cruz. Centro de Pesquisas Rene Rachou. Belo Horizonte, MG, Brazil.
Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais. Departamento de Parasitologia. Belo Horizonte, MG, Brazil.
Fundação Oswaldo Cruz. Centro de Pesquisas Rene Rachou. Belo Horizonte, MG, Brazil.
Universidade Federal de Ouro Preto. Faculdade de Farmacia. Ouro Preto, MG, Brazil.
Ministerio da Saude. Secretaria de Vigilancia da Saude. MG, Brazil.
Faculdade de Medicina do Triangulo Mineiro. Uberaba, MG, Brazil.
Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais. Departamento de Parasitologia. Belo Horizonte, MG, Brazil.
Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais. Departamento de Parasitologia. Belo Horizonte, MG, Brazil.
Fundação Ezequiel Dias. Belo Horizonte, MG, Brazil.
Ministerio da Saude. Secretaria de Vigilancia da Saude. MG, Brazil.
Fundação Oswaldo Cruz. Centro de Pesquisas Rene Rachou. Belo Horizonte, MG, Brazil.
Abstract: A study of Lutzomyia longipalpis(Lutz and Neiva, 1912) (Diptera: Psychodidae), the primary vector of American visceral leishmaniasis (AVL), and the canine form of the disease, was carried out in Porteirinha. The city is situated in the northern part of the Brazilian State of Minas Gerais and is an endemic area of AVL. Systematic phlebotomine captures were performed in seven districts with previously reported cases of canine visceral leishmaniasis, during 2 years (January 2000–December 2001). A total of 2328 specimens of L. longipalpiswere captured. The association between the local climate variables and the population density of L. longipalpiswas evaluated and rainfall was determined to be a major factor, with increased populations during the rainy season (October–March). At the same time period, blood samples from every dog domiciled in the same seven districts, in total 14,077 animals, were analyzed for infection by viscerotropic Leishmaniausing indirect immunofluorescence assay (IFA). Accumulated incidence rates of canine VL per district varied from 3.40 to 14.34
Keywords: Lutzomyia longipalpis
leishmaniasis
Issue Date: 2005
Publisher: Elsevier
Citation: FRANÇA SILVA, Joao C. et al. Importance of Lutzomyia longipalpisin the dynamicsof transmission of canine visceral leishmaniasis in the endemic area of Porteirinha Municipality, Minas Gerais, Brazil Veterinary Parasitology, v. 131, p. 213–220, 2005.
Copyright: restricted access
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