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Brazilian Sand Flies

Biology, Taxonomy, Medical Importance and Control

  • Elizabeth F. Rangel
  • Jeffrey J. Shaw

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Wagner Alexandre Costa, Nataly A. Souza
    Pages 1-8
  3. Paul D. Ready, Felipe M. Vigoder, Elizabeth F. Rangel
    Pages 213-250
  4. Gustavo M. de Aguiar, Vanessa R. Vieira
    Pages 251-298
  5. Reginaldo P. Brazil, Beatriz G. Brazil
    Pages 299-318
  6. Paulo F. P. Pimenta, Vanessa C. de Freitas, Carolina C. Monteiro, Ana Clara M. A. Pires, Nágila Francinete C. Secundino
    Pages 319-339
  7. Elizabeth F. Rangel, Ralph Lainson, Bruno M. Carvalho, Simone M. Costa, Jeffrey J. Shaw
    Pages 341-380
  8. Elizabeth F. Rangel, Ralph Lainson, Margarete M. S. Afonso, Jeffrey J. Shaw
    Pages 381-416
  9. Jeffrey J. Shaw, Amélia T. de Rosa, Ana Cecilia Cruz, Pedro Fernando da C. Vasconcelos
    Pages 417-441
  10. Mauricio Luiz Vilela, Adriana Zwetsch, Júlia dos S. Silva
    Pages 443-466
  11. Ana Nilce S. Maia-Elkhoury, Rafaella Albuquerque, Oscar D. Salomón
    Pages 467-494

About this book


This is the first English-language book dedicated to Brazilian sand flies and their medical importance. No other country has so many species of these haematophagous insects as Brazil and their diversity has reached an astonishing level. The book contains comprehensive chapters, written by Brazilian experts on their regional distribution, their ecology and their importance as vectors of pathogens and parasites. Methods for sampling, processing and preserving phlebotomines are reviewed as are perspectives on surveillance and leishmaniasis vector control. A novel classification is presented whose aim is to help investigators identify the species that they are working with more efficiently.


Entomology Taxonomy Parasitology Microbiology Tropical Medicine Morphology

Editors and affiliations

  • Elizabeth F. Rangel
    • 1
  • Jeffrey J. Shaw
    • 2
  1. 1.Instituto Oswaldo CruzFundação Oswaldo CruzRio de JaneiroBrazil
  2. 2.Instituto de Ciências BiomédicasUniversidade de São PauloSão PauloBrazil

About the editors

Dr. Elizabeth Ferreira Rangel is a public health investigator who presently leads PAHO/WHO´s National and International reference centre on the control, surveillance, taxonomy and ecology of leishmaniasis´ vectors that is located at the Oswaldo Cruz Foundation´s Oswaldo Cruz Institute in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.  She is an advisor to Brazil´s Ministry of Health and the organizer of the foundation´s Leishmaniasis reference network. Dr Rangel is a member of the Pan American Health Organization´s Leishmaniasis Control Program Expert Committee and a WHO Expert Advisor on Parasitic Diseases (Leishmaniasis).

Professor Jeffrey Jon Shaw has worked on leishmaniasis in Brazil since 1965, initially in the Amazon region, where he was based at the Instituto Evandro Chagas, Belém, Brazil. In 1994 he left Belém to take up a tenured professorship in São Paulo University´s Parasitology Department located in its Biomedical Sciences Institute.  He retired in 2008 but continues there as a Senior Professor.  He has been a member of three WHO Leishmaniasis Expert Committees, is a WHO expert advisor on Parasitic Diseases (Leishmaniasis) and an advisor to national and international research and funding agencies. Prof. Shaw is a fellow of the Brazilian Academy of Science, the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene and founder and director of the International Leishmaniasis discussion group (Leish-L).  

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