Phlebotomine (Diptera: Psychodidae) survey and some considerations about epidemiological aspects of canine leishmaniasis in Rio Claro city, São Paulo, Brazil.
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Between 2000 and 2004, 170 sand flies were captured in urban or peri-urban areas of the Rio Claro city, SP, Brazil. Nyssomyia neivai, the main LTA vector species in São Paulo territory, corresponded to 124 specimens (72,94%) of the total number of captured insects. Incidence of American Cutaneous (LTA) and Visceral leishmaniasis (LVA) is increasing in human and dogs in São Paulo State. Rio Claro city is located in the center-east region of the State. During 2001 and 2003, two cases of alochtonus canine LVA and an autochthonous case of canine LTA were locally diagnosed. Results indicate the risk of LVA establishment in this region. Possible role of alternative vectors in leishmaniasis transmission is discussed.
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Cutolo, Andre Antonio et al. Phlebotomine (Diptera: Psychodidae) survey and some considerations about epidemiological aspects of canine leishmaniasis in Rio Claro city, São Paulo, Brazil.. Veterinaria E Zootecnia. , v. 15, n. 1, p. 91-99, 2008. Available at: <http://hdl.handle.net/11449/21309>.