Possible determination of the vector and reservoir of leishmaniasis in the Dominican Republic.

@article{Johnson1992PossibleDO,
  title={Possible determination of the vector and reservoir of leishmaniasis in the Dominican Republic.},
  author={R. N. Johnson and David G. Young and Jerry F. Butler and H Bogaert-Diaz},
  journal={The American journal of tropical medicine and hygiene},
  year={1992},
  volume={46 3},
  pages={
          282-7
        }
}
Two species of sand flies were collected by various methods from sites in the Dominican Republic. Lutzomyia cayennensis hispaniolae was the more common of the two. It was found in wooded habitats from sea level to an elevation of 442 m. This species was observed feeding on lizards (Anolis sp.) in the wild. In the laboratory, it fed only on lizards and only under lighted conditions. The other species, Lu. christophei was only found in the vicinity of seven leishmaniasis case sites. It readily… Expand
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