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Revista da Sociedade Brasileira de Medicina Tropical

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FE, Nelson Ferreira et al. Culicidae insect fauna from rural zone in Amazonas State with incidence of sylvatic yellow fever. Rev. Soc. Bras. Med. Trop. [online]. 2003, vol.36, n.3, pp.343-348. ISSN 0037-8682.

After the occurrence of 14 sylvatic yellow fever cases in 10 cities in the State of Amazonas during 1996, an investigation into the presence of sylvatic yellow fever vectors was carried out. The material of larvae and adult insects was collected around residences and canopy trees within forests, using a light trap (CDC) and human bait. A total of 424 insects was collected. Thirty seven species were identified, some of which were sylvatic yellow fever vectors: Haemagogus janthinomys, Ha. leucocelaenus, Aedes fulvus.

Keywords : Sylvatic yellow fever; Culicidae; Species vectors; Amazonian; Tropical disease.

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