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Species composition of Phlebotomine sandflies (Diptera: Psychodidae) in Nikshahr county, south-eastern Iran

Kassiri, H. and Javadian, E. and Hanafi-Bojd, A. A. (2011) Species composition of Phlebotomine sandflies (Diptera: Psychodidae) in Nikshahr county, south-eastern Iran. Journal of Vector Borne Diseases, 48 (3). pp. 159-162. ISSN 09729062 (ISSN)

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Background & objectives: Sandflies are reported as the vectors of different kinds of leishmaniasis to human. There are foci of the disease in Iran. The aim of this study was to determine the fauna and species composition of sandflies to find the probable vectors of leishmaniasis in Nikshahr county, south-east of Iran, where cutaneous leishmaniasis is endemic. Methods: Sandflies were collected by sticky paper traps from 20 collection stations located in plain and mountainous area of Nikshahr county. The sex ratio and relative abundance of different species were also determined. Results: A total of 11,455 sandflies revealed 23 species collected and identified. Phlebotomus alexandri, P. sergenti, P. papatasi, P. salehi, and P. keshishiani were the most important vector species found in this study. Interpretation & conclusion: During this survey 13 species are identified for the first time from Nikshahr county-P. bergeroti, P. eleanorae, P. keshishiani, P. halepensis, S. hodgsoni, S. christophersi, S. mervynae, S. dentata, S. dreyfussi, S. iranica, S. africana, S. grekovi and S. palestinensis, while P. keshishiani is an important vector of visceral leishmaniasis in south of Iran. These data demonstrate five vectors of leishmaniasis are active in the study area.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Iran Nikshahr Sandfly Species composition article endemic disease fauna geographic distribution nonhuman Phlebotomus Phlebotomus bergeroti Phlebotomus eleanorae Phlebotomus halepensis Phlebotomus keshishiani phlebotomus papatasi Phlebotomus salehi phlebotomus sergenti Psychodidae Sergentomyia africana Sergentomyia christophersi Sergentomyia dentata Sergentomyia dreyfussi Sergentomyia grekovi Sergentomyia hodgsoni Sergentomyia iranica Sergentomyia mervynae Sergentomyia palestinensis sex ratio skin leishmaniasis species differentiation species identification Animals Endemic Diseases Female Humans Leishmaniasis, Cutaneous Male
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Medicine, Health and Life Sciences
Depositing User: مهندس مهدی شریفی
Last Modified: 01 Jun 2018 13:13

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