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Ecoepidemiology of American Visceral Leishmaniasis in Tocantins State, Brazil: Factors Associated with the Occurrence and Spreading of the Vector Lutzomyia (Lutzomyia) longipalpis (Lutz & Neiva, 1912) (Diptera: Psychodidae: Phlebotominae)

By Margarete Martins dos Santos Afonso, Sérgio Augusto de Miranda Chaves, Mônica de Avelar Figueiredo Mafra Magalhães, Renata Gracie, Carina Azevedo, Bruno Moreira de Carvalho and Elizabeth Ferreira Rangel

Submitted: March 29th 2016Reviewed: September 19th 2016Published: March 1st 2017

DOI: 10.5772/65852

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Margarete Martins dos Santos Afonso, Sérgio Augusto de Miranda Chaves, Mônica de Avelar Figueiredo Mafra Magalhães, Renata Gracie, Carina Azevedo, Bruno Moreira de Carvalho and Elizabeth Ferreira Rangel (March 1st 2017). Ecoepidemiology of American Visceral Leishmaniasis in Tocantins State, Brazil: Factors Associated with the Occurrence and Spreading of the Vector Lutzomyia (Lutzomyia) longipalpis (Lutz & Neiva, 1912) (Diptera: Psychodidae: Phlebotominae), The Epidemiology and Ecology of Leishmaniasis David Claborn, IntechOpen, DOI: 10.5772/65852. Available from:

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