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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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1) Military formations ranging from Greece to Pakistan have been troubled by the development of SFF outbreaks in recent years, (7,8) Sandfly fever has been known to be endemic in Afghanistan for many years, but was most notably identified during the 1980s Soviet occupation of Afghanistan when SFF was known to attack significant proportions of Soviet troops based in eastern Afghanistan.
Susceptibility of larvae of the sandfly Phlebotomus papatasi (Diptera: Psychodidae) to Bacillus sphaericus.
Serological studies on the epidemiology of sandfly fever in the Old World.
Sandfly fever is an infectious disease which is characterized with formation of a papule on the site of sandfly bite, high fever, rash and diffuse muscle and joint pain and with epidemics.
26 We suggest a potential theoretical risk factor exposing Sudanese male children to sandfly bites: the local social tradition of male children in rural areas who go outdoors for play activities, while females prefer indoor playing.
Bu askerlerden alinan serumlarin bebek sicanlara inokule edilmesiyle sandfly Naples virus (SFNV) ve sandfly Sicilian virus (SFSV) izole edilmistir.
Relative abundances of sandfly species (Diptera: Phlebotominae) in two villages in the same area of Campeche, in southern Mexico.
It usually presents with a skin ulcer caused by a sandfly bite and generally heals spontaneously within 3 to 6 months but clinico-pathological picture of cutaneous leishmaniasis, many a times, is variable depending on several host-parasite related factors.
Leishmaniasis is caused by a protozoan carried by domestic and wild animals and transmitted by a sandfly bite.
She had nursed Tom when he had sandfly fever in India.
A TOURIST was killed by a bite from a sandfly on a holiday in Tenerife.
Some 150 troops in Iraq have been infected with a skin disease caused by sandfly bites.