First description of Leishmania (Viannia) infection in Evandromyia saulensis, Pressatia sp. and Trichophoromyia auraensis (Psychodidae: Phlebotominae) in a transmission area of cutaneous leishmaniasis in Acre state, Amazon Basin, Brazil

@inproceedings{AraujoPereira2017FirstDO,
  title={First description of Leishmania (Viannia) infection in Evandromyia saulensis, Pressatia sp. and Trichophoromyia auraensis (Psychodidae: Phlebotominae) in a transmission area of cutaneous leishmaniasis in Acre state, Amazon Basin, Brazil},
  author={Thais de Araujo-Pereira and Daniela de Pita-Pereira and Mariana C{\^o}rtes Boit{\'e} and Myllena F Melo and Taiana Amancio da Costa-Rego and Andressa Alencastre Fuzari and Reginaldo Peçanha Brazil and Constança de Carvalho Britto},
  booktitle={Memorias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz},
  year={2017}
}
Studies on the sandfly fauna to evaluate natural infection indexes are still limited in the Brazilian Amazon, a region with an increasing incidence of cutaneous leishmaniasis. Here, by using a multiplex polymerase chain reaction directed to Leishmania kDNA and hybridisation, we were able to identify L. (Viannia) subgenus in 12 out of 173 sandflies captured in the municipality of Rio Branco, Acre state, revealing a positivity of 6.94%. By sequencing the Leishmania 234 bp-hsp70 amplified products… CONTINUE READING
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