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Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz

Print version ISSN 0074-0276On-line version ISSN 1678-8060

Mem. Inst. Oswaldo Cruz vol.79 no.4 Rio de Janeiro Oct./Dec. 1984

https://doi.org/10.1590/S0074-02761984000400011 

The vertical dispersión of Anopheles (Kerteszia) cruzi in a forest in southern Brazil suggests that human cases of malaria of simian origin might be expected

Leonidas M. Deane1 

Joaquim A. Ferreira Neto2 

Milton Moura Lima3 

Instituto Oswaldo Cruz, Departamento de Entomologia, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil

District of Santa Catarina, SUCAM, Brazil

Panamerican Health Organization, SUCAM, s.p


ABSTRACT

By staining females of Anopheles cruzi with fluorescent coloured powders in a forest in the State of Santa Catarina, we showed that they move from canopy to ground and vice-versa to feed. This suggests that in areas where this mosquito is a vector of human and simian malarias sporadic infections of man with monkey plasmodia might be expected.

RESUMO

Pintando fêmeas de Anopheles cruzi com pós fluorescentes coloridos, numa floresta de Santa Catarina, mostramos que elas movimentam-se da copa ao solo e vice-versa para se alimentar de sangue. Isso sugere que em áreas onde esse mosquito for tansmissor das malárias humana e simiana pode-se esperar que ocorram infecções humanas esporádicas por plasmódios de macacos.

 

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