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Four cases of Leishmaniasis are confirmed in Araraquara

Four cases of Leishmaniasis are confirmed in Araraquara

The city of Araraquara has confirmed four cases of leishmaniasis in animals this week. According to the city hall, all registered cases were contracted out of the city. The information is from the G1 Portal.

Leishmaniasis is an infectious disease transmitted by insects that feed on blood. The sources of infection of leishmaniasis are mainly wild animals and phlebotomine insects that harbor the parasite in its digestive tract, but the host can also be the domestic dog.

The sandflies, 3 mm in length and due to their small size they are able to traverse the meshes of the nets and screens. They are yellowish or grayish and their wings remain open when they are at rest. Their names vary according to locality; the most common are: mosquito straw, tatuquira, birigüi, cangalinha, white wing, hard wing and straw.

Traps

In the case of Araraquara, the Control Management has been installing traps in different neighborhoods to capture the insects. This strategy has the objective of verifying if there is in the city the presence of the mosquito that causes Leishmaniasis.

According to the city hall, this investigation will last two months. The samples will be analyzed by the Superintendency of Control of Endemics (Sucen). The combat actions will be traced, from the results obtained in the analysis.


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