Phlebotomus


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Phlebotomus

 [flĕ-bot´o-mus]
a genus of biting flies, called sandflies, the females of which are blood sucking. They are vectors of various diseases, including visceral leishmaniasis (P. argen´tipes, P. chinen´sis, P. marti´ni, P. pernicio´sus), Carrión's disease (P. nogu´chi, P. verruca´rum), cutaneous leishmaniasis (P. lon´gipes, P. pe´difer, P. sergen´ti), and phlebotomus fever (P. papata´sii).

Phlebotomus

(flĕ-bot'ō-mŭs),
A genus of small bloodsucking sandflies of the subfamily Phlebotominae, family Psychodidae.
[phlebo- + G. tomos, cutting]

Phlebotomus

/Phle·bot·o·mus/ (flĕ-bot´ah-mus) a genus of biting sandflies, the females of which suck blood. They are vectors of various diseases, including visceral leishmaniasis(P. argen´tipes, P. chinen´sis, P. ma´jor, P. marti´ni, P. orienta´lis, P. pernicio´sus), Carrión's disease(P. nogu´chi, P. verruca´rum), cutaneous leishmaniasis(P. lon´gipes, P. sergen´ti), and phlebotomus fever(P. papata´sii) .

Phle·bot·o·mus

(flĕ-bot'ŏ-mŭs)
A genus of very small bloodsucking sandflies of the subfamily Phlebotominae, family Psychodidae.
[phlebo- + G. tomos, cutting]

Phlebotomus

A genus of sandfly that transmits LEISHMANIASIS (KALA AZAR) and SANDFLY FEVER.

Phlebotomus

a genus of biting flies, called sandflies, the females of which are blood-sucking. They are vectors of various human diseases, including kala-azar (P. argentipes, P. chinensis, P. martini, P. perniciosus), Carrion's disease (P. noguchi, P. verrucarum, P. columbianum), cutaneous leishmaniasis (P. sergenti, P. papatasi, P. major, P. caucasicus) and phlebotomus or sandfly fever (P. papatasi, P. chinensis, P. mongolensis).
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egypti and Phlebotomus papattasi cell lines) were susceptible to virus replication (13).
Field studies confirm that the current environment is conducive to Phlebotomus sandfly survival for several months and that Leishmania prevalence is relatively high in reservoir hosts (dogs) in several regions in Portugal (Pires 2000).
1) Like mosquitoes, only female sand flies, particularly species of Phlebotomus and Lutzomyia, suck blood, including humans.
A higher proportion of those deployed over the summer months showed seroconversion, corresponding with an increase in the numbers of biting vectors such as the Phlebotomus sandfly and ticks (rickettsial vectors).
Among > 800 phlebotomine sandfly species estimated to exist, only 98 species of Phlebotomus and Lutzomyia genera are proven or suspected vectors of human leishmaniasis (5).
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