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Revista da Sociedade Brasileira de Medicina Tropical

Print version ISSN 0037-8682On-line version ISSN 1678-9849

Abstract

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.  https://doi.org/10.1590/0037-8682-0438-2015.

INTRODUCTION:

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

METHODS:

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

RESULTS:

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

CONCLUSION:

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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