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1 January 2012 Spatial and Temporal Abundance of Three Sylvatic Yellow Fever Vectors in the Influence Area of the Manso Hydroelectric Power Plant, Mato Grosso, Brazil
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Human biting catches of sylvatic yellow fever (SYF) vectors were conducted at eight stations in the influence area of the Manso hydroelectric power plant (Central Brazil) in sampling campaigns every 2 mo from July 2000 to November 2001. In total, 206 individuals were captured and classified as one of three species important for the transmission of SYF in Mato Grosso state: Haemagogus (Haemagogus) janthinomys (Dyar, 1921); Haemagogus (Conopostegus) leucocelaenus (Dyar & Shannon, 1924); and Sabethes (Sabethoides) chloropterus (Humboldt, 1819). The highest vector abundance was observed during the rainy season (November through March) and SYF vectors were present in all sampling points throughout the year, mainly in riparian and shadowed transitional forests at shadowed ramps.

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A.L.M. Ribeiro, R. D. Miyazaki, M. Silva, and P. Zeilhofer "Spatial and Temporal Abundance of Three Sylvatic Yellow Fever Vectors in the Influence Area of the Manso Hydroelectric Power Plant, Mato Grosso, Brazil," Journal of Medical Entomology 49(1), 223-226, (1 January 2012). https://doi.org/10.1603/ME11039
Received: 23 February 2011; Accepted: 1 October 2011; Published: 1 January 2012
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