Revista de Saúde Pública
On-line version ISSN 1518-8787
TEODORO, Ueslei and KUHL, João B.. Sandflies and domestic animals interaction and Lutzomyia (Nyssomyia) intermedia (Lutz & Neiva, 1912) predominance in an area with a high level of anthropy, in Southern Brazil. Rev. Saúde Pública [online]. 1997, vol.31, n.5, pp. 512-516. ISSN 1518-8787. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0034-89101997000600011.
Information on phlebotomine collections in an area with a high level of human interference, in S. Jorge do Ivaí county, Paraná State, Southern Brazil, is reported. Lutzomyia (Nyssomyia) intermedia (Lutz & Neiva, 1912) was the dominant species. The number of sandflies in domiciles decreased sharply in the second period of collection. This occurred because a pigsty was moved to a distance of approximately 100 meters from the houses by and because the basement of one the houses was cleaned out.
Keywords : Psychodidae [epidemiology]; Ecology [vectors].