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Revista da Sociedade Brasileira de Medicina Tropical
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PAULA, Márcia Beatriz Cardoso de et al. First finding of Lutzomyia longipalpis (Lutz & Neiva, 1912) in the urban area of Uberlândia, MG, concomitant with the first reported autochthonous case of human visceral leishmaniasis. Rev. Soc. Bras. Med. Trop. [online]. 2008, vol.41, n.3, pp. 304-305. ISSN 1678-9849. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0037-86822008000300016.
The first occurrence of the vector for visceral leishmaniasis, Lutzomyia longipalpis, in the urban area of Uberlândia, State of Minas Gerais, and the first autochthonous case of human visceral leishmaniasis recorded in the same locality are reported. These were notified to the Zoonosis Control Center, through the Epidemiological Surveillance sector of the Municipal Health Department. The importance of these findings regarding transmission of the disease in this area is discussed.
Keywords : Visceral leishmaniasis; Transmission; Ecology of vectors; Lutzomyia longipalpis.