Simulium species of the amazonicum group as vectors of Mansonella ozzardi in the Brazilian Amazon.

@article{Shelley1980SimuliumSO,
  title={Simulium species of the amazonicum group as vectors of Mansonella ozzardi in the Brazilian Amazon.},
  author={A. J. Shelley and A P Luna Dias and M{\'a}rio Augusto Pinto de Moraes},
  journal={Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene},
  year={1980},
  volume={74 6},
  pages={784-8}
}
Experimental infection with Mansonella ozzardi of common haematophagous Diptera collected at a Ticuna Indian village on the upper reaches of the Solimões river in the Brazilian Amazon, showed that Simulium amazonicum and Simulium n.sp. are capable of supporting full development of the parasite. Natural infections with this filaria were found in both species including infective larvae in Simulium n.sp. No development of M. ozzardi occurred in Mansonia amazonensis, Culicoides insinuatus or… CONTINUE READING

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