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Regional Distribution and Habitats of Brazilian Phlebotomine Species

  • Gustavo M. de Aguiar
  • Vanessa R. Vieira
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Abstract

Research on phlebotomine sand-fly fauna (Diptera, Phlebotominae) has been related to the diagnosis of diseases or the identification of their vectors involved in the transmission of pathogens to humans and other animals in certain regions. It is considered that, under natural conditions, these insects are distributed in stable and balanced communities with the variables of the ecosystem as a whole. Thus, it is assumed that the emergence of many epidemic species is directly linked to problems of human ecology caused by the accidental or planned inhabitation of humans into regions where the transmitters are still unknown.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Instituto Oswaldo Cruz, Fundação Oswaldo CruzRio de JaneiroBrazil

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