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The expansion in time and space, of the vector Lutzomyia longipalpis and the visceral leishmaniasis in humans and canines in the State of São Paulo, 1997-2013

Grant number: 14/11342-2
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Scientific Initiation
Effective date (Start): October 01, 2014
Effective date (End): September 30, 2015
Field of knowledge:Health Sciences - Collective Health
Principal Investigator:Francisco Chiaravalloti Neto
Grantee:Carolina Portugal Vieira
Home Institution: Faculdade de Saúde Pública (FSP). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Paulo , SP, Brazil


Introduction : Visceral leishmaniasis (VL ) or kala-azar is a parasitic disease widely spread worldwide . Over the last decade, the number of cases and the geographical distribution of VL have increased considerably in Brazil , present in 26 states , and 19 of them reported the confirmation of human cases . Thus, currently , the LV is an important public health problem in the country . Objective: To describe in time and space , the expansion of the vector Lutzomyia longipalpis and VL in humans and canines in the State of São Paulo , from 1997 to 2013.Material and Methods: The study area comprises 645 municipalities in the state of São Paulo, with a population of 41,252,160 inhabitants. Data of the entomological situation of the vector Lu. longipalpis will be utilized as well as data concerning the situation of Canine Visceral Leishmaniasis (CVL) and data from autochthonous cases and deaths by Human Visceral Leishmaniasis (HVL) in the state of São Paulo , from 1997 until 2013 . Thematic maps will be built, year by year representing the evolution of the occupation of the municipalities of the state of São Paulo by the vector Lu . longipalpis and the expansion of occurrence of CVL and HVL .

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(References retrieved automatically from Web of Science and SciELO through information on FAPESP grants and their corresponding numbers as mentioned in the publications by the authors)
OLIVEIRA, AGDA MARIA; VIEIRA, CAROLINA PORTUGAL; DIBO, MARGARETH REGINA; GUIRADO, MARLUCI MONTEIRO; COLEBRUSCO RODAS, LILIAN APARECIDA; CHIARAVALLOTI-NETO, FRANCISCO. Dispersal of Lutzomyia longipalpis and expansion of canine and human visceral leishmaniasis in Sao Paulo State, Brazil. Acta Tropica, v. 164, p. 233-242, DEC 2016. Web of Science Citations: 9.
MOZINI CARDIM, MARISA FURTADO; VIEIRA, CAROLINA PORTUGAL; CHIARAVALLOTI-NETO, FRANCISCO. Spatial and spatiotemporal occurrence of human visceral leishmaniasis in Adamantina, State of Sao Paulo, Brazil. Revista da Sociedade Brasileira de Medicina Tropical, v. 48, n. 6, p. 716-723, NOV-DEC 2015. Web of Science Citations: 3.

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