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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.

sandfly

(ˈsændˌflaɪ)
n, pl -flies
1. (Animals) any of various small mothlike dipterous flies of the genus Phlebotomus and related genera: the bloodsucking females transmit diseases including leishmaniasis: family Psychodidae
2. (Animals) any of various similar and related flies

sand•fly

(ˈsændˌflaɪ)

n., pl. -flies.
1. any of several small, bloodsucking insects of the family Psychodidae that are vectors of several diseases of humans.
2. any of several other small, bloodsucking insects, as one of the family Heleidae or Simuliidae.
[1675–85]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.sandfly - 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
Translations

sandfly

[ˈsændˌflaɪ] npappataci m inv

sandfly

n (pl -flies) flebótomo, tipo de jején cuya picadura puede transmitir el protozoo que causa leishmaniasis
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I recruited them for Aolo, and being salt-water men they put them on the Sandfly that was lost on the way to the Santa Cruz.
Passes like West Pass and Sandfly as well as Chokoloskee Pass instantly come to mind as having ideal points just inside for June fishing.
He said that this disease is more common in adult males because they tend to be more exposed to the sandfly.
Although information about endemic infectious disease in Afghanistan is limited, previous historical reports indicate that several endemic vector-borne and zoonotic diseases, including rickettsial diseases, Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever (CCHF), and pappataci fever (now known as sandfly fever) (10).
However, the effect of phostoxin on the sandfly, outdoor density had no dramatical effect on incidence reduction rate of the diseases compared to area treated with zinc phosphide.
This study describes the development, validation, and standardization of real-time PCR and reverse transcription realtime PCR assays to detect Anaplasma phagocytophilum, Ehrlichia spp, Borrelia spp (B burgdorferi, B afzelii, and B garinii), Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever virus, Leishmania, sandfly fever Sicilian virus, dengue virus, Plasmodium spp, and chikungunya virus at the US Army Public Health Command Region-Europe.
No one in the 21st century should die from the bite of a mosquito, a sandfly, a blackfly or a tick.
Factors including overcrowding and poor living conditions, water and sanitation have meant skin diseases including Leishmaniasis - a parasitic disease caused by the bite of the sandfly - have increased.
I contracted it when a sandfly bit me and it took eight weeks to appear.
The skin infection usually spreads through a parasite in a sandfly and begins as a small boil that grows several sizes before it bursts, leaving a disfiguring indented scar.
These desert boils are caused by the bite of a desert sandfly.