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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
Silent circulation of dengue virus in Aedes albopictus (Diptera: Culicidae) resulting from natural vertical transmission
The detection of DENV-3 in years when no human autochthonous cases of this serotype were recorded suggests that silent circulation of DENv-3 is occurring and indicates that green areas may be maintaining serotypes that are not circulating in the human population, possibly by a vertical transmission mechanism. Expand
Entomological characterization and natural infection of anophelines in an area of the Atlantic Forest with autochthonous malaria cases in mountainous region of Espírito Santo State, Brazil.
Anopheles (K.) cruzii is the probable vector for malaria transmission inside or near the Atlantic Forest fragments, but the role of other species cannot be ignored, as 53% of the sampled anophelines belonged to the subgenus Nyssorhynchus. Expand
Mosquitoes in Degraded and Preserved Areas of the Atlantic Forest and Potential for Vector-Borne Disease Risk in the Municipality of São Paulo, Brazil
Mosquito richness was similar between environments, although the abundance of individuals from different species varied, suggesting that environmental stress increased the number of favorable niches for culicids, promoting diversity. Expand
Immature Mosquitoes in Bamboo Internodes in Municipal Parks, City of São Paulo, Brazil
Differences were observed in species composition and abundance of mosquitoes collected in transversely broken bamboos and those collected from perforated bamboo internodes, which may help maintain some native wild mosquito populations along with a variety of other invertebrates found in these urban green areas. Expand
[Immature mosquitoes (Diptera: Culicidae) in a public city park].
It was found an imbalance in the polluted breeding place as a result of a high concentration of pollutants and absence of predators, which leads to an intense proliferation of only one species, and at the other breeding places, there is evidence that the associated fauna promotes a natural biological balance. Expand
Comparative Study of Distribution of Anopheline Vectors (Diptera: Culicidae) in Areas with and Without Malaria Transmission in the Highlands of an Extra-Amazonian Region in Brazil
The factors that differed in these two areas were anopheline species density and An. Expand
First record of Anopheles (Anopheles) costai Fonseca & Ramos, 1939 in Espírito Santo State, Brazil.
Field collections of immatures and adults of Culicidae were carried out in the Rio Doce Valley, Espírito Santo State, aiming to increase knowledge on the anopheline species of that region, noteworthy the presence of Anopheles darlingi, An. Expand
Seasonal and spatial distribution of Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus in a municipal urban park in São Paulo, SP, Brazil.
The spatial distribution revealed a pattern of spatial segregation, confirming the ecological preferences of each species, and the results suggested that this seasonal variation was mediated by the maximum and minimum temperatures, which were significantly associated with the oviposition rate of both species, in all regression models. Expand
Malaria outside the Amazon region: natural Plasmodium infection in anophelines collected near an indigenous village in the Vale do Rio Branco, Itanhaém, SP, Brazil.
A few cases of Plasmodium vivax malaria in which anophelines of subgenus Kerteszia were incriminated as vectors have been reported outside the Amazon region, in the Atlantic Forest. This study wasExpand