Domestic and Peridomestic Transmission of American Cutaneous Leishmaniasis: Changing Epidemiological Patterns Present New Control Opportunities

Diarmid Campbell-Lendrum, Jean Pierre Dujardin, Eddy Martinez, M. Dora Feliciangeli, J. Enrique Perez, Laura Ney Marcelino Passerat De Silans, Philippe Desjeux

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Abstract

Predictions that deforestation would reduce American cutaneous leishmaniasis incidence have proved incorrect. Presentations at a recent international workshop, instead, demonstrated frequent domestication of transmission throughout Latin America. While posing new threats, this process also increases the effectiveness of vector control in and around houses. New approaches for sand fly control and effective targeting of resources are reviewed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)159-162
Number of pages4
JournalMemorias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz
Volume96
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 2001
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • American cutaneous leishmaniasis
  • Control
  • Deforestation
  • Domestication
  • Transmission

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