Entomological and ecological studies in a new potential zoonotic leishmaniasis focus in Torres Novas municipality, Central Region, Portugal
- Autores: Afonso MO, Alves-Pires C, Branco S, Campino L, Cortes S, Cristóvão JMS, Gonçalves L, Maia C
- Ano de Publicação: 2013
- Journal: Acta Tropica
- Link: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23262215
In Portugal human and canine leishmaniasis are caused by Leishmania infantum, and Phlebotomus perniciosus and P. ariasi are the proven vectors. Three main foci were identified in eighty’s decade: Trás-os-Montes and Alto Douro region, Lisbon region and Algarve region, but according to OnLeish observatory data, canine leishmaniasis cases have been reported from several other regions, for which sand fly species and their infection rates are unknown.