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(Reference retrieved automatically from Web of Science through information on FAPESP grant and its corresponding number as mentioned in the publication by the authors.)

HAEMAGOGUS LEUCOCELAENUS AND OTHER MOSQUITOES POTENTIALLY ASSOCIATED WITH SYLVATIC YELLOW FEVER IN CANTAREIRA STATE PARK IN THE SAO PAULO METROPOLITAN AREA, BRAZIL

Author(s):
Mucci, Luis Filipe ; Medeiros-Sousa, Antonio Ralph ; Ceretti-Junior, Walter ; Fernandes, Aristides ; Camargo, Amanda Alves ; Evangelista, Eduardo ; Christe, Rafael de Oliveira ; Montes, Joyce ; Teixeira, Renildo Souza ; Marrelli, Mauro Toledo
Total Authors: 10
Document type: Journal article
Source: JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN MOSQUITO CONTROL ASSOCIATION; v. 32, n. 4, p. 329-332, DEC 2016.
Web of Science Citations: 3
Abstract

The aim of this work was to investigate whether Haemagogus leucocelaenus and other mosquito species associated with sylvatic transmission of yellow fever virus are present in Cantareira State Park (CSP) in the Sao Paulo Metropolitan Area (SPMA). From October 2015 to March 2016, adult mosquitoes were captured with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention traps, manual battery-powered aspirators, and Shannon traps; larvae and pupae were collected in natural and artificial breeding sites. A total of 109 adult mosquito specimens and 30 immature forms belonging to 11 taxonomic categories in 4 genera (Aedes, Psorophora, Sabethes, and Haemagogus) were collected, including Hg. leucocelaenus, the main vector of yellow fever. The entomological findings of the present study indicate that the area is of strategic importance for yellow fever surveillance not only because of the significant numbers of humans and nonhuman primates circulating in CSP and its vicinity but also because it represents a potential route for the disease to be introduced to the SPMA. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 14/50444-5 - Biodiversity of mosquitoes (Diptera: Culicidae) in the Parque Estadual da Cantareira, and in the Environmental Protection Area Capivari-Monos, State of São Paulo
Grantee:Mauro Toledo Marrelli
Support type: BIOTA-FAPESP Program - Regular Research Grants