volume 75, issue 3, P301-330 2003
DOI: 10.1590/s0001-37652003000300005
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Abstract: ABSTRACTLutzomyia longipalpis is the most important vector of American Visceral Leishmaniasis (AVL) due to Leishmania chagasi in the New World. Despite its importance, AVL, a disease primarily of rural areas, has increased its prevalence and became urbanized in some large cities in Brazil and other countries in Latin America. Although the disease is treatable, other control measures include elimination of infected dogs and the use of insecticides to kill the sand flies. A better understanding of vector biolog…

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