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Anophelines in the state of Acre, Brazil, infected with Plasmodium falciparum, P. vivax, the variant P. vivax VK247 and P. malariae.
The results strongly point to A. oswaldoi as the main malaria vector in the Amazon region, state of Acre, Brazil, from August 1990 to January 1991 using enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) using specific monoclonal antibodies directed against the repeats of the circumsporozoite proteins of Plasmodium falciparum, P. vivax and P. malariae. Expand
Kerteszia subgenus of Anopheles associated with the Brazilian Atlantic rainforest:current knowledge and future challenges
The current state of knowledge about Kerteszia species in relation to the Atlantic rainforest ecosystem was discussed, and emphasis was placed on ecological characteristics related to epidemiological aspects of this group of mosquitoes. Expand
Natural infection in anopheline species and its implications for autochthonous malaria in the Atlantic forest in Brazil
It is confirmed that Anopheles (Kerteszia) cruzii plays an important role as a major Plasmodium vector and the finding of other naturally infected species may indicate that secondary vectors are also involved in the transmission of malaria in the study areas. Expand
Dispersal pattern of the sand fly Lutzomyia neivai (Diptera: Psychodidae) in a cutaneous leishmaniasis endemic rural area in Southeastern Brazil.
The results indicate that the movements of L. neivai are spatially focal and the possibility of dispersion from forest to peridomicile habitat may be an important way of contracting leishmaniasis in dwellings. Expand
Anopheles oswaldoi a potential malaria vector in Acre, Brazil.
[Infection of Anopheles (Kerteszia) cruzii by Plasmodium vivax and Plasmodium vivax variant VK247 in the municipalities of São Vicente and Juquitiba, São Paulo].
Investigating infection in anophelines using ELISA immunoenzymatic assay with specific monoclonal antibodies directed against the repetitive regions of the circumsporozoite protein in classic P. vivax, P. brasilianum/P. Expand
[Culicidae mosquito abundance in a preserved metropolitan area and its epidemiological implications].
The most frequent and abundant species have been implicated in disease transmission to man in other regions and attention must be given to these Culicidae since the study area is located near to an urban center, which could amplify the conditions for spreading vector diseases. Expand
[First epidemiological description of visceral leishmaniasis in Campo Grande, State of Mato Grosso do Sul].
An epidemiological study was conducted on cases of visceral leishmaniasis that were notified in Campo Grande between 2001 and 2006, using data from the Brazilian information system for notifiable diseases (SINAN), and a process of disease endemization with a high rate of incidence was observed. Expand
[Food preferences of Culicidae mosquitoes in the Ribeira valley, São Paulo, Brazil].
Sao apresentados os resultados obtidos na identificacao do sangue ingerido por culicideos ingurgitados coletados em varios ambientes rurais de cinco localidades do Vale do Ribeira, Estado de SaoExpand
Assessment of the correlation between wing size and body weight in captive Culex quinquefasciatus.
INTRODUCTION Mass production of mosquitoes under laboratory conditions allows implementing methods to control vector mosquitoes. Colony development depends on mosquito size and weight. Body size canExpand