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1 March 2011 The Sand Fly Fauna (Psychodidae: Phlebotominae) in the Region of Saquarema, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, an Endemic Area of Cutaneous Leishmaniasis Transmission
Reginaldo P. Brazil, Michelle C. de Queiroz Pontes, Wagner Lança Passos, Andressa A. Fuzari Rodrigues, Beatriz Gomes Brazil
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Abstract

Cutaneous leishmaniasis, caused by Leishmania (Viannia) braziliensis, is sporadic in many rural and suburban areas of Rio de Janeiro State. An investigation was carried out during 2008/9 in the Municipality of Saquarema, Rio de Janeiro, Southeast Brazil, in order to identify the phlebotomine sand fly fauna. More than 2,100 sand flies were collected in peridomestic areas in two chicken coops using CDC light traps. Nine species of phlebotomine sand flies were identified: Nyssomyia intermedia, Nyssomyia whitmani, Pintomyia (P.) pessoai, Pintomyia (P.) fischeri, Pintomyia (P.) bianchigalatiae, Migonemyia (M.) migonei, Lutzomyia (L.) longipalpis, Brumptomyia cunhai and Brumptomyia guimaraesi. Based on the results of this study together with related studies in other CL foci in Rio de Janeiro, both Nissomyia intermedia and Migonemyia migonei can be considered suspect vectors of the disease in the region. The potential risk of VL due to the presence of its proven vector L. longipalpis is discussed.

Reginaldo P. Brazil, Michelle C. de Queiroz Pontes, Wagner Lança Passos, Andressa A. Fuzari Rodrigues, and Beatriz Gomes Brazil "The Sand Fly Fauna (Psychodidae: Phlebotominae) in the Region of Saquarema, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, an Endemic Area of Cutaneous Leishmaniasis Transmission," Journal of Vector Ecology 36(s1), (1 March 2011). https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1948-7134.2011.00117.x
Published: 1 March 2011
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KEYWORDS
Atlantic forest
cutaneous leishmaniasis
Phlebotominae
Rio de Janeiro
Saquarema
visceral leishmaniasis
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