Phlebotomine sandflies associated with a focus of cutaneous leishmaniasis in Valle del Cauca, Colombia.

B. Alexander, M. C. Usma, H. Cadena, B. L. Quesada, Y. Solarte, W. Roa, J. Montoya, C. Jaramillo, Bruno Travi

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Abstract

A survey was made of the phlebotomine sandfly fauna of La Guaira, a village with coffee plantations near Cali, Colombia, from which cases of American cutaneous leishmaniasis had been reported due to Leishmania (Viannia) panamensis and Le. (V.) braziliensis. Among six species of sandfly collected on human bait, Lutzomyia youngi was most important in terms of biting nuisance. Lu.columbiana, Lu.lichyi and Lu.scorzai as well as Lu.youngi adults occurred throughout the year. Sandfly man-biting activity occurred throughout the night and was highest within 2 h of sunset. Despite its abundance in nocturnal samples, Lu.youngi was rarely taken in diurnal resting site collections. In contrast, Lu.lichyi was collected on tree-trunks during the day in large numbers and was the only species biting in daylight. The implications of these and other findings for leishmaniasis control measures in La Guaira are considered.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)273-278
Number of pages6
JournalMedical and Veterinary Entomology
Volume9
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jul 1995
Externally publishedYes

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leishmaniasis
cutaneous leishmaniasis
Psychodidae
Cutaneous Leishmaniasis
Colombia
Phlebotominae
bait
coffee
Leishmania guyanensis
plantation
village
fauna
Lutzomyia
Leishmaniasis
Leishmania
Coffee
baits
tree trunk
villages
control methods

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Alexander, B., Usma, M. C., Cadena, H., Quesada, B. L., Solarte, Y., Roa, W., ... Travi, B. (1995). Phlebotomine sandflies associated with a focus of cutaneous leishmaniasis in Valle del Cauca, Colombia. Medical and Veterinary Entomology, 9(3), 273-278.

Phlebotomine sandflies associated with a focus of cutaneous leishmaniasis in Valle del Cauca, Colombia. / Alexander, B.; Usma, M. C.; Cadena, H.; Quesada, B. L.; Solarte, Y.; Roa, W.; Montoya, J.; Jaramillo, C.; Travi, Bruno.

In: Medical and Veterinary Entomology, Vol. 9, No. 3, 07.1995, p. 273-278.

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Alexander, B, Usma, MC, Cadena, H, Quesada, BL, Solarte, Y, Roa, W, Montoya, J, Jaramillo, C & Travi, B 1995, 'Phlebotomine sandflies associated with a focus of cutaneous leishmaniasis in Valle del Cauca, Colombia.', Medical and Veterinary Entomology, vol. 9, no. 3, pp. 273-278.
Alexander B, Usma MC, Cadena H, Quesada BL, Solarte Y, Roa W et al. Phlebotomine sandflies associated with a focus of cutaneous leishmaniasis in Valle del Cauca, Colombia. Medical and Veterinary Entomology. 1995 Jul;9(3):273-278.
Alexander, B. ; Usma, M. C. ; Cadena, H. ; Quesada, B. L. ; Solarte, Y. ; Roa, W. ; Montoya, J. ; Jaramillo, C. ; Travi, Bruno. / Phlebotomine sandflies associated with a focus of cutaneous leishmaniasis in Valle del Cauca, Colombia. In: Medical and Veterinary Entomology. 1995 ; Vol. 9, No. 3. pp. 273-278.
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