The status of Simulium oyapockense and S. limbatum as vectors of human onchocerciasis in Brazilian Amazonia.

@article{Shelley1987TheSO,
  title={The status of Simulium oyapockense and S. limbatum as vectors of human onchocerciasis in Brazilian Amazonia.},
  author={A. J. Shelley and Alexandre A Dias and M{\'a}rio Augusto Pinto de Moraes and W. S. Procunier},
  journal={Medical and veterinary entomology},
  year={1987},
  volume={1 3},
  pages={219-34}
}
In an attempt to explain the current distribution of onchocerciasis in the forests of northern Brazil (Moraes et al., 1979, 1986), and its potential for dispersal to other areas, this study compares the vector status of Simulium oyapockense Floch and Abonnenc, 1946 in both a hypoendemic and an onchocerciasis free area with that of S. limbatum Knab, 1915 in the latter area. Both species allowed the full development of Onchocerca volvulus (Leuckart) to the infective L3 stage after experimental… CONTINUE READING