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Phlebotominae sand flies associated with a tegumentary leishmaniasis outbreak, Tucumán Province, Argentina.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17119748     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The distribution of sand flies and cases of tegumentary leishmaniasis in the area surrounding JB Alberd city, and the proximities of Catamarca province were studied, after an increase of reported cases from JB Alberdi, Tucumán province, in 2003. Of 14 confirmed cases, 57% were females and 57% were less than 15 years old, suggesting peridomestic transmission. However, 86% of them lived close to the Marapa river forest gallery and related wooded areas. Over 1,013 sand flies were collected; Lutzomyia neivai (Pinto, 1926) was prevalent at all the sites (92.3%), while Lutzomyia migonei (França, 1920) (6.7%) and Lu. cortelezzii (Brèthes, 1923) (1%) were also found. The spatial distribution of Lu. neivai overlapped that of the cases, with higher abundance in microfocal hot spots close to the river in stable vegetated habitats or modified habitats with shadow and animal blood sources. The cumulative outcome of anthropic, ecological and climatic factors could have contributed to the onset of the outbreak.
Oscar Daniel Salomón; María Gabriela Quintana; Isolina Flores; Ana María Andina; Silvia Molina; Lucía Montivero; Isabel Rosales
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Revista da Sociedade Brasileira de Medicina Tropical     Volume:  39     ISSN:  0037-8682     ISO Abbreviation:  Rev. Soc. Bras. Med. Trop.     Publication Date:    2006 Jul-Aug
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-11-22     Completed Date:  2007-05-14     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7507456     Medline TA:  Rev Soc Bras Med Trop     Country:  Brazil    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  341-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Centro Nacional de Diagnóstico e Investigación en Endemoepidemias, ANLIS, Ministerio de Salud, Argentina.
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MeSH Terms
Argentina / epidemiology
Disease Outbreaks*
Insect Vectors / classification*
Leishmaniasis, Cutaneous / epidemiology*,  transmission
Psychodidae / classification*

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