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Title: Phlebotominae spatial distribution asssociated with a focus of tegumentary leishmaniasis in Las Lomitas, Formosa, Argentina, 2002
Authors: Salomón, Oscar Daniel 
Orellano, Pablo Wenceslao 
Lamfri, Mario 
Scavuzzo, Marcelo 
Dri, Lucía 
Farace, María Isabel 
Quintana, Darío Ozuna 
Keywords: Insectos Vectores;Leishmaniasis Cutánea;Psychodidae;Argentina;Formosa
Issue Date: 2006
Description: Las Lomitas, Formosa, Argentina, reported 96 cases of tegumentary leishmaniasis during 2002. The urban transmission was suggested although previous outbreaks were related with floods of the Bermejo river (BR) 50 km from the village. Phlebotomine collections were performed during March 2002 to define the spatial distribution of risk, together with satellite imaginery. The phlebotomine/trap obtained was 1679.5 in the southern BR shore, 1.1 in the periruban-rural environment and 2.3 in the northern Pilcomayo river marshes. Lutzomyia neivaiwas the preva-lent species (91.1%) among the 2393 phlebotomine captured, and it was only found in the BR traps. The other species were L. migonei(7.9%), L. cortelezzii(0.9%), and Brumptomyia guimaraesi(0.1%). The satellite images analysis indicates that the fishing spots at the BR were significantly overflowed during the transmission peak, consistent with fishermen recollections. This spatial restricted flood might concentrate vectors, reservoirs, and humans in high places. Therefore, both the spatial distribution of vectors and the sensor remoting data suggests that in Las Lomitas area the higher transmission risk it is still related with the gallery forest of the BR, despite of the urban residence of the cases. The surveillance and control implications of these results are discussed.
Fil: Salomón, Oscar Daniel. ANLIS Dr.C.G.Malbrán. Centro Nacional de Diagnóstico e Investigación en Endemo-Epidemias; Argentina.
Fil: Orellano, Pablo Wenceslao. Ministerio de Salud y Ambiente, Buenos Aires; Argentina.
Fil: Lamfri, Mario. Comisión Nacional de Actividades Espaciales, Córdoba; Argentina.
Fil: Scavuzzo, Marcelo. Comisión Nacional de Actividades Espaciales, Córdoba; Argentina.
Fil: Dri, Lucía. Ministerio de Desarrollo Humano, Formosa; Argentina.
Fil: Farace, María Isabel. ANLIS Dr.C.G.Malbrán. Instituto Nacional de Enfermedades Infecciosas; Argentina.
Fil: Quintana, Darío Ozuna. Ministerio de Desarrollo Humano, Formosa; Argentina.
ISSN: 0074-0276
Rights: info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
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