SALOMON Oscar Daniel
Lutzomyia longipalpis in Clorinda, Formosa province, an área of potential visceral leishmaniasis transmission in Argentina
SALOMON OD; WENCESLAO ORELLANO, PABLO
MEMÃ³RIAS DO INSTITUTO OSWALDO CRUZ.
Año: 2005 vol. 100 p. 475 - 476
Phlebotomine captures were performed during 2004 in Clorinda, Argentina. Clorinda is located across the branches of the Paraguay river in front of Asuncion city, Paraguay. Reports of canine and human visceral leishmaniasis in Asuncion have been increasing since 1997, however neither leishmaniasis cases nor sand flies were ever recorded from Clorinda. Light traps were located in migration paths (bridges, port), and peridomestic environments of Clorinda and surrounding localities. Lutzomyia longipalpis was found in Clorinda and Puerto Pilcomayo, first report in a potential visceral leishmaniasis transmission area for Argentina. Active surveillance is required immediately in the localities involved and the surrounding area