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Finding of Haemagogus (Conopostegus) leucocelaenus (Diptera: Culicidae), in the municipality of Porto Alegre, State of Rio Grande do Sul

In November 2006, an entomological investigation was carried out in a native forest in the municipality of Porto Alegre, State of Rio Grande do Sul. The result was the capture of several Culicidae species, including the first recording of the presence of Haemagogus leucocelaenus in this locality. This species is considered to be a vector for the yellow fever virus in some municipalities of this State, and this was the motivation for the present communication, in order to warn regarding the potential of this area for circulation of the etiological agent for this disease.

Municipality of Porto Alegre; Haemagogus leucocelaenus; Wild yellow fever; Entomological survey


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