Current knowledge of Leishmania vectors in Mexico: how geographic distributions of species relate to transmission areas.

@article{Gonzlez2011CurrentKO,
  title={Current knowledge of Leishmania vectors in Mexico: how geographic distributions of species relate to transmission areas.},
  author={Camila Gonz{\'a}lez and Eduardo Alfonso Rebollar-T{\'e}llez and Sergio O. Ibanez-Bernal and Ingeborg Becker-Fauser and Enrique Mart{\'i}nez-Meyer and A. Townsend Peterson and Victor S{\'a}nchez-Cordero},
  journal={The American journal of tropical medicine and hygiene},
  year={2011},
  volume={85 5},
  pages={839-46}
}
Leishmaniases are a group of vector-borne diseases with different clinical manifestations caused by parasites transmitted by sand fly vectors. In Mexico, the sand fly Lutzomyia olmeca olmeca is the only vector proven to transmit the parasite Leishmania mexicana to humans, which causes leishmaniasis. Other vector species with potential medical importance have been obtained, but their geographic distributions and relation to transmission areas have never been assessed. We modeled the ecological… CONTINUE READING