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Revista da Sociedade Brasileira de Medicina Tropical

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REINHOLD-CASTRO, Kárin Rosi et al. Evaluation of sandfly control measures. Rev. Soc. Bras. Med. Trop. [online]. 2008, vol.41, n.3, pp.269-276. ISSN 0037-8682.

Collections of sandflies were made between May 2005 and April 2006. The results were compared with those from collections undertaken between April 2001 and September 2002, in order to evaluate the measures used to decrease the density of these insects in Recanto Marista, municipality of Doutor Camargo, State of Paraná. The collections were carried out by Falcão traps inside domiciles and hen sheds, from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. once a week, four times a month. In 2005 and 2006, 213,195 sandflies were collected (average of 1,113.8 per hour), compared with 199,821 (average of 1,653.5 per hour) in 2001 and 2002. Nyssomyia neivai predominated (75.4%) in all the ecotopes. Nyssomyia neivai, Nyssomyia whitmani, Migonemyia migonei and Pintomyia fischeri accounted for 99.7% of all the sandflies collected. The ecotope of hencoops accounted for 88.7% of the sandflies collected. It was observed that the sandfly density had decreased between the 2001-2002 and 2005-2006 collections, especially in homes.

Keywords : American cutaneous leishmaniasis; Nyssomyia neivai; Nyssomyia whitmani; Sandflies; Control.

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