Brazilian phlebotomines as hosts and vectors of viruses, bacteria, fungi, protozoa (excluding those belonging to the genus Leishmania) and nematodes
Shaw, Jeffrey Jon
Rosa, Amélia Paes de Andrade Travassos da
Cruz, Ana Cecília Ribeiro
Vasconcelos, Pedro Fernando da Costa
Many microorganisms—ranging from viruses, bacteria, entomophthoralic fungi, trypanosomatids and aseptate gregarines to Tylenchida and Spirurida nematodes (Warburg 1991)—have been isolated from American sand flies. Their importance as vectors of Leishmania species has eclipsed their role as vectors or hosts of other organisms except for Bartonellosis. In the case of trypanosomatids, studies on leishmaniasis have generated, directly or indirectly, most of the information that currently exists on these different parasites. In this chapter, we refer to findings of other monoaxenic parasites, including protozoa and bacteria, which can affect leishmanial vector efficiency. Eclectic feeding habits are responsible for epidemiological situations, in which viruses are transmitted between different vertebrates.
xmlui.dri2xhtml.METS-1.0.item-citationSHAW, Jeffrey Jon et al. Brazilian phlebotomines as hosts and vectors of viruses, bacteria, fungi, protozoa (excluding those belonging to the genus Leishmania) and nematodes. In: RANGEL Elizabeth F; SHAW, Jeffrey Jon (eds). Brazilian Sand Flies: biology, taxonomy, medical importance and control. New York: Springer, 2018. p. 417-441.
xmlui.dri2xhtml.METS-1.0.item-decsPrimaryPsychodidae / anatomia & histologia
Psychodidae / crescimento & desenvolvimento
Psychodidae / patogenicidade
Psychodidae / classificação
Vetores de Doenças
Leishmania / parasitologia