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Revista de Saúde Pública

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Abstract

CARREIRA-ALVES, João R. Finding of anophelines, subgenus Nyssorhynchus, in artificial containers, Brazil. Rev. Saúde Pública [online]. 2001, vol.35, n.4, pp. 407-408. ISSN 1518-8787.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0034-89102001000400012.

Larvae and a pupa of anophelines were found in deactivated artificial containers. Anopheles argyritarsis larvae were found in an abandoned water container in Pedregulho, district of Ponta Negra, and a Anopheles aquasalis pupa was found in a container left outdoors as part of an experiment, in the district of Itaipuaçu. Three cases of malaria were reported in this same district in 1997. Both findings of anophelines took place in a town of the state of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Keywords : Anopheles; Ecology, vectors; Insect vectors; Larva; pupa.

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