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sandfly

 [sand´fli]
any of various two-winged flies, especially those of the genus Phlebotomus, which are important vectors in the transmission of leishmaniasis and phlebotomus fever.
sandfly fever phlebotomus fever.

sand·fly

(sand'flī),
A small, biting, dipterous midge of the genus Phlebotomus or Lutzomyia; a vector of leishmaniasis.

sandfly

/sand·fly/ (sand´fli) any of various two-winged flies, especially of the genus Phlebotomus.

sandfly

or

sand fly

(sănd′flī′)
n.
1. Any of various small biting flies of the genus Phlebotomus of tropical areas, some of which transmit diseases.
A small—circa 3 mm—hairy insect with a stinging, persistent bite that is a vector for various infectious diseases; the New World sandfly, Lutzomyia longipalpis, is a vector for bartonellosis (B bacilliformis) and leishmaniasis (Leishmania mexicana, L braziliensis); the Old World sandfly, Phlebotomus papatasi, is the vector for cutaneous leishmaniasis (Leishmania tropica), sandfly fever; New and Old World sandflies may be vectors for kala-azar (Leishmania donovani)

sandfly

Phlebotomus spp. Culicoides, Simulium and Austrosimulium spp. are also called sandflies in some countries. Called also owl midges.

sandfly zieria
zieriasmithii.
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Antibodies against sandfly fever viruses (genus Phlebovirus) were detected in serum by using a commercial sandfly fever assay (IIFT Mosaic 1 IgG immunofluorescence assay; Euroimmun).
Bu askerlerden alinan serumlarin bebek sicanlara inokule edilmesiyle sandfly Naples virus (SFNV) ve sandfly Sicilian virus (SFSV) izole edilmistir.
He had been infected with deadly visceral leishmaniasis passed on by the sandfly bite and died in January at the Royal Liverpool Hospital.
The sandfly also carries other diseases which can effect children.
Leishmaniasis, which is caused by the bite of the sandfly, produces skin or internal organ ulcers and kills some 80,000 people in the world annually.
THE cast and crew were plagued during filming by the notorious New Zealand sandfly.
The Gone West four-year-old has raced only once, finishing third to The Sandfly in the Wood Ditton at the Newmarket Craven meeting last season.
It's a deadly disease caused by a parasite that's transported by the sandfly.
The objective for tho first day is Pompolona Hut, the second over Mackinnon Pass to Quintin Hut, and the third to Sandfly Point to meet the launch from Milford.
Last year, Lerner's group found a chemical for keeping blood vessels open in the sandfly, a tropical insect.
Kala-azar, or VL, is a potentially fatal infectious disease that is transmitted through the bite of a sandfly and affects visceral organs (e.
Several viruses in the family Bunyaviridae, such as severe fever thrombocytopenia syndrome virus, sandfly fever Naples virus, and La Crosse virus, cause vector-borne zoonotic problems (1-7).