© 2017, Instituto Nacional de Salud. All rights reserved. Among approximately 190 species of Lutzomyia in Peru, only a small number have been identified as vectors of tegumentary leishmaniasis in Western and inter-Andean valleys. These include L. peruensis, L. verrucarum, L. tejadai, L. ayacuchensis, and L. pescei. In the Amazon region, L. yuilli yuilli, L. chagasi, L. davisi, and L. auraensis are naturally infected, among the subgenera Leishmania and Viannia. L. auraensis is newly reported as a potential vector of leishmaniasis in neotropical regions. Among the primary and most widely distributed vectors of human bartonellosis or Carrión’s disease, L. verrucarum and L. peruensis are predominant in the Andean regions of northern, central, and southern Peru. Other potential vectors of Carrion’s disease are L. serrana in the Monzon Valley, Huamalies, and Huanuco; L. pescei in Apurímac and Cusco; and L. robusta and L. maranonensis in Jaén, San Ignacio, and Utcubamba provinces, and the high forests of Peru. Because of the high prevalence of leishmaniasis and bartonellosis outside of known endemic areas in Peru, it is necessary to update data and distribution maps of these disease vectors. This may improve both prevention and control measures. Existing information about sandfly vectors in Peru is also provided in this article.
|Original language||American English|
|Number of pages||12|
|Journal||Revista Peruana de Medicina Experimental y Salud Publica|
|State||Published - 1 Jul 2017|
Zorrilla, V., Vásquez, G., Espada, L., & Ramírez, P. (2017). Update on tegumentary leishmaniasis and carrion’s disease vectors in Peru. Revista Peruana de Medicina Experimental y Salud Publica, 485-496. https://doi.org/10.17843/rpmesp.2017.343.2398