MEM INST OSWALDO CRUZ, RIO DE JANEIRO, 112(7) July 2017
PAGES: 517-519 DOI: 10.1590/0074-02760170024 Readers' opinion
Trichophoromyia auraensis is a putative vector

arolina Bioni Garcia Teles1,2,5,6,+, Felipe Arley Costa Pessoa3, Jansen Fernandes Medeiros1,2,6, Luís Marcelo Aranha Camargo4,5,6

1Fundação Oswaldo Cruz-Fiocruz, Porto Velho, RO, Brasil
2Universidade Federal de Rondônia, Porto Velho, RO, Brasil
3Fundação Oswaldo Cruz-Fiocruz, Instituto Leônidas e Maria Deane, Manaus, AM, Brasil
4Universidade de São Paulo, Instituto de Ciências Biomédicas, Monte Negro, RO, Brasil
5Faculdade São Lucas, Porto Velho, RO, Brasil
6Instituto Nacional de Epidemiologia na Amazônia Ocidental, Porto Velho, RO, Brasil.

Abstract

The sandfly Trichophoromyia auraensis has recently evolved as a proven vector of Leishmania (Viannia) endemic to state of Acre in the north of Brazil. This note is intended to propose a correction in the report of the first occurrence of natural infection of Leishmania (Viannia) in this species. We and the other scientific groups reinforced that Tr. auraensis is a possible vector involved in the transmission of American cutaneous leishmaniasis in Acre, Brazil.

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Received 20 January 2017
Accepted 10 February 2017

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