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Title: Intradomiciliary and peridomiciliary captures of sand flies (Diptera: Psychodidae) in the leishmaniasis endemic area of Chapare province, Tropic of Cochabamba, Bolivia
Author: Ballart Ferrer, J. Cristina
Vidal, G.
Picado, Albert
Rojas, M.
Torrico, F.
Torrico, M. C.
Lozano, D.
Gállego Culleré, M. (Montserrat)
Keywords: Malalties parasitàries
Parasitic diseases
Issue Date: 28-Nov-2015
Publisher: Elsevier B.V.
Abstract: In South America, cutaneous leishmaniasis is the most frequent clinical form of leishmaniasis. Bolivia is one of the countries with higher incidence, with 33 cases per 100,000 individuals, and the disease is endemic in 70% of the territory. In the last decade, the number of cases has increased, the age range has expanded, affecting children under 5 years old, and a similar frequency between men and women is found. An entomological study with CDC light traps was conducted in three localities (Chipiriri, Santa Elena and Pedro Domingo Murillo) of the municipality of Villa Tunari, one of the main towns in the Chapare province (Department of Cochabamba, Bolivia). A total of 16 specimens belonging to 6 species of the genus Lutzomyia were captured: Lu. aragaoi, Lu. andersoni, Lu. antunesi, Lu. shawi, Lu. yuilli yuilli and Lu. auraensis. Our results showed the presence of two incriminated vectors of leishmaniasis in an urbanized area and in the intradomicile. More entomological studies are required in the Chapare province to confirm the role of vector sand flies, the intradomiciliary transmission of the disease and the presence of autochthonous cases of cutaneous leishmaniasis.
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It is part of: Acta Tropica, 2015, vol. 154, p. 121-124
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ISSN: 0001-706X
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