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Revista da Sociedade Brasileira de Medicina Tropical

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ALENCAR, Jeronimo et al. Diversity of yellow fever mosquito vectors in the Atlantic Forest of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Rev. Soc. Bras. Med. Trop. [online]. 2016, vol.49, n.3, pp.351-356. ISSN 0037-8682.


Environmental modifications caused by human activities have led to changes in mosquito vector populations, and sylvatic species have adapted to breeding in urban areas.


Mosquitoes were collected using ovitraps in three sampling sites in the Atlantic Forest in the State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.


We collected 2,162 Culicidae specimens. Haemagogus janthinomys and Haemagogus leucocelaenus, both sylvatic yellow fever virus vectors, were the most common species found.


There is a potential for the transmission of arboviruses in and around these natural reserves. Therefore, it is necessary to maintain entomological surveillance programs in the region.

Keywords : Haemagogus; Yellow fever; Ovitraps.

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