[Leish-l] Alda Falcão (1924-2019)

Antonieta Rojas de Arias rojasdearias at gmail.com
Tue Sep 3 13:25:33 -03 2019

So sorry to hear this sad news. My condolences to her family and medical entomology and leishmaniasis community at this sad time.

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> El 3/9/2019, a las 12:02, Leishmania News <leishnews at gmail.com> escribió:
> Dear colleagues,
> Sadly, Alda Falcão one of Brazil’s most talented leaders in sand fly
> taxonomy and an international reference, passed away on 31st September 2019
> in Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil. Her classical work with Almilcar
> Viana Martins and Paul Williams led to the publication of their memorable
> and pioneering book “American Sandflies” that contained important revisions
> and descriptions of many New World phlebotomine species. We fondly remember
> for forever her dedication, enthusiasm, good humor and humility. It was
> indeed a privilege to have known her both in her laboratory and at
> scientific venues such as the ISOPS, Worldleish and Entomol meetngs.
> The medical entomology and leishmaniasis community pay tribute to this very
> special colleague.
> Sinval Brandão Filho
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