Hepatitis A

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Hepatitis A

Las moscas pueden actuar como vectores mecánicos de enfermedades como la hepatitis A. Esto significa que transportan el organismo infeccioso en la boca o en las patas y contaminan el agua o la comida que las personas consumen. De hecho, los vectores biológicos desarrollan un organismo infeccioso en sus cuerpos y lo pasan a su huésped a través de la saliva. La mosca puede ser un vector biológico, como sucede en la transmisión de la leishmaniasis por la mosca del tipo Lutzomyia (mosca de arena).

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  • Last Reviewed on 10/16/2011
  • David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc. and George F. Longstreth, MD, Department of Gastroenterology, Kaiser Permanente Medical Care Program, San Diego, California.

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