SALOMON Oscar Daniel
First visceral leishmaniasis focus in Argentina
SALOMON OD; ANGEL SINAGRA,; NEVOT MC; BARBERIAN G; PAULIN P; ESTEVEZ JO; RIARTE A; ESTEVEZ J
Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz
Fundacion Oswaldo Cruz
Año: 2008 vol. 103 p. 109 - 111
An eight-year old boy from Posadas (27º 23 S, 55º 54 W) was diagnosed with visceral leishmaniasis (VL) during 2006. Lutzomyia longipalpis was discovered in the backyard of his house, while the spread of canine visceral leishmaniasis was confirmed in Posadas. This is the southernmost report of a VL transmission focus and the first in Argentina.