publication . Article . 2013

Seasonal variation and natural infection of Lutzomyia antunesi (Diptera: Psychodidae: Phlebotominae), an endemic species in the Orinoquia region of Colombia

Adolfo Vasquez Trujillo; Angelica E Gonzalez Reina; Agustin Gongora Orjuela; Edgar Prieto Suarez; Jairo Enrique Palomares; Luz Stella Buitrago Alvarez;
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  • Published: 01 Jun 2013 Journal: issn: 1678-8060, Copyright policy
  • Publisher: Instituto Oswaldo Cruz, Ministério da Saúde
Abstract
Lutzomyia antunesi has been commonly reported in outbreaks of cutaneous leishmaniasis (CL) in the Orinoquia region of Colombia. The bionomics of this species were studied in the municipality of Villavicencio (Meta, Colombia). Sandflies were captured over the course of one week per month for one year in intradomiciliary, peridomiciliary and extradomiciliary housing areas. The captures were performed from 06:00 pm-06:00 am using CDC light traps and the females were processed for polymerase chain reaction (PCR) to detect Leishmania spp. A total of 22,097 specimens and 19 species were captured of which Lu. antunesi (89%) and Lutzomyia walkeri (5%) were the most abun...
Subjects
mesheuropmc: parasitic diseases
free text keywords: seasonal variation, Lutzomyia antunesi, RC955-962, natural infection, Microbiology, QR1-502, sandflies, leishmaniasis, Arctic medicine. Tropical medicine, Colombia
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publication . Article . 2013

Seasonal variation and natural infection of Lutzomyia antunesi (Diptera: Psychodidae: Phlebotominae), an endemic species in the Orinoquia region of Colombia

Adolfo Vasquez Trujillo; Angelica E Gonzalez Reina; Agustin Gongora Orjuela; Edgar Prieto Suarez; Jairo Enrique Palomares; Luz Stella Buitrago Alvarez;