sand fly


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sand·fly

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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.sand fly - any of various small dipterous flies; bloodsucking females can transmit sandfly fever and leishmaniasis
gnat - any of various small biting flies: midges; biting midges; black flies; sand flies
genus Phlebotomus, Phlebotomus - small bloodsucking sand flies that resemble moths
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According to the health officials, leishmania is caused by the bite of a kind of mosquito known as sand fly, found in hilly areas, which usually breeds in fresh water.
KARAK -- Leishmaniasis, a skin disease caused by the bite of a sand fly, has affected over 130 people in different parts of the district.
The phlebotomine sand fly Sergentomyia (Neophlebotomus) gemmea is a possible vector for L.
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There are important points that need to be considered while dealing with sand flies (Diptera: Psychodidae: Phlebotominae), which in many regions worldwide, particularly in tropical and subtropical areas, are vectors of diseases such as leishmaniasis and sand fly fever and are the arthropods of the infection cycle.
This placed them at risk for sand fly bites, as sand flies are most active in twilight, evening, and nighttime hours.
In Africa and Asia (Figure 1), the peridomestic species bite insatiably and also are of major public health concern in many parts of the world, particularly in the Old World, where they are capable of transmitting pathogens, including protozoans (Leishmania) and viruses (Phleboviruses, sand fly fever).
Phlebotomine sand flies are responsible for transmission of several human diseases, including bartonellosis, leishmaniasis and sand fly fever viruses in many parts of the world (Service, 1996).
KARAK -- The most dangerous and neglected tropical disease causes by from a bite of an infected sand fly affected as many as 987 people from January 2016 till August, as per the record of District Health Department.
KARAK -- The most dangerous and neglected tropical disease causes by a bite of an infected sand fly affected as many as 987 people from January 2016 till August, as per the record of District Health Department.
As per health experts, the disease causes biting of a kind of mosquito namely, Sand Fly present in fresh water.