anthropophilic


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anthropophilic

 [an″thro-po-fil´ik]
preferring human beings to animals; said of parasites such as fungi or mosquitoes.

an·thro·po·phil·ic

(an'thrō-pō-fil'ik),
Human-seeking or human-preferring, especially with reference to: 1) bloodsucking arthropods, denoting the preference of a parasite for the human host as a source of blood or tissues over an animal host; and 2) dermatophytic fungi that grow preferentially on humans rather than other animals.
[anthropo- + G. phileō, to love]

anthropophilic

adjective Referring to anthropophilia.

an·thro·po·phil·ic

(an'thrŏ-pō-fil'ik)
Human-seeking or human-preferring, especially with reference to: 1) bloodsucking arthropods, denoting the preference of a parasite for the human host as a source of blood or tissues over an animal host; and 2) dermatophytic fungi that grow preferentially on humans rather than other animals.
[anthropo- + G. phileō, to love]
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Therefore, some scientists believe that this last species can also display an anthropophilic behavior similar to that of Aedes aegypti (35) which represents a threat to public health because, as a result, Aedes albopictus can dramatically expand its geographic distribution and therefore of the ZIKV.
[13,14,15] Anthropophilic dermatophytes, natural pathogens of humans are the most common cause of human dermatophytosis.
This is because the setup was unable to attract sufficient numbers of anthropophilic female black flies which are needed for disease surveillance.
Takken, "Feeding strategies of anthropophilic mosquitoes result in increased risk of pathogen transmission," Trends in Parasitology, vol.
malayensis was not well known at the time, it was found to have strong anthropophilic behavior in Bo-Pia, Prachuap Khiri Khan, Thailand, (19) and India, (33) as well as our recent observations in Nakai, along the Nam Noy River.
They affect the keratinized tissues and are spread by direct contact with infected humans (anthropophilic organisms), animals (zoophilic organisms), and soil (geophilic organisms), and they may indirectly also spread through fomites [5-7].
rubrum Malmsten 1845, an anthropophilic dermatophyte that invades and
Aedes aegypti (Linnaeus, 1762) is an anthropophilic and domicile mosquito, and it is the main vector for dengue viruses in the Americas.
rubrum is a virulent anthropophilic dermatophyte producing arthrospores which have the capacity to persist on the floor surface and on shoes.
Anthropophilic and zoophilic dermatophytes from the genera Trichophyton, Microsporum, and Epidermophyton are primarily responsible for human fungal infections.
Due to their anthropophilic behavior and physiological feasibilities, they possess a higher vector capacity than other closely related sibling species with no or low vector capacity.
In PF, species of Crematogaster were registered that are associated with conservation environments, while in MF and RF there were more abundant species of anthropophilic species of Camponotus y Solenopsis.