Natural infection of Lutzomyia cayennensis cayennensis with trypanosomatid parasites (Kinetoplastida: Trypanosomatidae) in Los Montes de Maria, Colombia
Infección natural de Lutzomyia cayennensis cayennensis con parásitos tripanosomatídeos (Kinetoplastida: Trypanosomatidae) en los Montes de Maria, Colombia

Suljey Cochero, Yosed Anaya, Yirys Díaz, Margaret Paternina, Arturo Luna, Luis Paternina, Bejarano Eduar Elías
2007 Revista Cubana de Medicina Tropical  
The presence of sand flies naturally infected with trypanosomatid parasites was determined in Los Montes de Maria, Colombia, a region considered endemic for visceral and cutaneous leishmaniasis. Phlebotomines were collected using CDC light-traps, and sticky traps soaked with castor oil placed in the peri and intradomestic habitats. Six species of Lutzomyia were morphologically identified among the 159 sand flies captured: Lu. evansi, Lu. cayennensis cayennensis, Lu. trinidadensis, Lu.
more » ... nsis, Lu. atroclavata, Lu. gomezi and Lu. dubitans. A DNA band of 800 pb corresponding to the small-subunit ribosomal RNA gene (ssrRNA) of the family Trypanosomatidae was amplified in one pool of nine females of Lu. cayennensis cayennensis. This finding constitutes the first evidence of natural infection of this sand fly species with trypanosomatid parasites in Los Montes de Maria.
pmid:23427416 fatcat:yti5ixlcgbaphi7z36mlktulm4