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Noun1.phlebotomus - a mild viral disease transmitted by the bite of the sand fly Phlebotomus papatasii
disease - an impairment of health or a condition of abnormal functioning
2.Phlebotomus - small bloodsucking sand flies that resemble moths
arthropod genus - a genus of arthropods
family Psychodidae, Psychodidae - very small two-winged flies with hairy wings that develop in moss and damp vegetable matter: sand flies
Phlebotomus papatasii, sand fly, sandfly - any of various small dipterous flies; bloodsucking females can transmit sandfly fever and leishmaniasis
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Susceptibility of Phlebotomus argentipes and P papatasi (Diptera: Psychodidae) to insecticides.
To the Editor: Kala-azar (visceral leishmaniasis) is a fatal disease caused by a protozoan parasite Leishmania donovani and transmitted by the female sandfly, Phlebotomus argentipes.
Kala azar (visceral leishmaniasis) is a deadly disease caused by parasitic protozoa Leishmanial donovani, transmitted to humans by the bite of infected female sandfly, Phlebotomus argentipes (1).
On the Indian subcontinent, the disease is assumed to be an anthroponosis; the vector is a sand fly, Phlebotomus argentipes.
These flies were examined and confirmed as Phlebotomus argentipes.
Measurement of recent exposure to Phlebotomus argentipes, the vector of Indian visceral leishmaniasis, by using human antibody responses to fly saliva.
These data are consistent with data on the feeding behavior of Phlebotomus argentipes blood-sucking flies, reported previously (22).
Method of estimation of KA cases with intervention has already been mentioned in the earlier section, however, the estimation of KA cases without intervention is determined by many factors, for example, vector density, densities of Phlebotomus argentipes (Diptera: Psychodidae), disease transmission, population growth rate, existing effectiveness of IRS, current incidence rate, climate and environmental factors, household behaviour among others.
Resurgence of Phlebotomus argentipes and Papatasi in part of Bihar (India) after DDT spraying.