Revista de Saúde Pública
Print version ISSN 0034-8910
FREITAS, Simone Patrícia Carneiro; FREITAS, Assilon Lindoval Carneiro and GONCALVES, Teresa Cristina Monte. Occurrence of Panstrongylus lutzi, in peridomiciliary areas, State of Ceará, Brazil. Rev. Saúde Pública [online]. 2004, vol.38, n.4, pp. 578-580. ISSN 0034-8910. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0034-89102004000400015.
From January 2001 to October 2002 captures were made in domicile and peridomiciliary areas of 13 cities of region of Cariri, south of the State of Ceará. As results, the occurrence of P. lutzi in this area was noticed, for the first time, in three cities:the presence of one adult in chicken house in Altaneira, one adult flying, in Salitre and 18 nymphs in Varzea Alegre(13 in bricks pile and five in roofing tile pile). In Varzea Alegre city it was observed the colonization in the peridomicile.
Keywords : Panstrongylus; Vectors ecology; Chagas disease [prevention and control].