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Titolo:
VECTORS OF CUTANEOUS LEISHMANIASIS IN NORTH-CENTRAL VENEZUELA
Autore:
FELICIANGELI MD; RODRIGUEZ N; BRAVO A; ARIAS F; GUZMAN B;
Indirizzi:
UNIV CARABOBO,FAC CIENCIAS SALUD,APDO 4873 MARACAY VENEZUELA INST BIOMED CARACAS VENEZUELA
Titolo Testata:
Medical and veterinary entomology
fascicolo: 4, volume: 8, anno: 1994,
pagine: 317 - 324
SICI:
0269-283X(1994)8:4<317:VOCLIN>2.0.ZU;2-L
Fonte:
ISI
Lingua:
ENG
Soggetto:
SAND FLIES DIPTERA; PSYCHODIDAE; TRYPANOSOMATIDAE;
Keywords:
LEISHMANIA BRAZILIENSIS; LE-MEXICANA; LUTZOMYIA GOMEZI; LU-OVALLESI; CUTANEOUS LEISHMANIASIS; LEISHMANIASIS VECTOR; VENEZUELA;
Tipo documento:
Article
Natura:
Periodico
Settore Disciplinare:
Science Citation Index Expanded
Citazioni:
32
Recensione:
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Citazione:
M.D. Feliciangeli et al., "VECTORS OF CUTANEOUS LEISHMANIASIS IN NORTH-CENTRAL VENEZUELA", Medical and veterinary entomology, 8(4), 1994, pp. 317-324

Abstract

An entomological survey was undertaken from January 1991 to February 1992 in El Ingenio, Miranda State, Venezuela, an endemic area of cutaneous leishmaniasis: prevalence of 10.7 cases per 100,000 inhabitants. A total of 4863 female sandflies (Phlebotominae) of fourteen species were collected in Shannon traps, then dissected and examined for leishmanial infections. Lutzomyia ovallesi (85.4%) and Lu. gomezi (11.2%) were the predominant anthropophilic species of sandfly. Fifty-one (1.19%) Lu. ovallesi and two (0.47%) Lu. gomezi had natural infection with Leishmania promastigotes. Identification of the parasites was done by using the polymerase chain reaction (PCR) and DNA hybridization. Two isolates from Lu. gomezi and forty-nine from Lu. ovallesi were typed as Leishmania braziliensis and three of the latter reacted with Le. mexicana also. This is the first report of Lu. gomezi with parasites typed as Le. braziliensis. We concluded that Lu. ovallesi is the primary vector of cutaneous leishmaniasis in the north-central area of Venezuela and Lu. gomezi should be regarded as an additional vector.

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