anthropophilic


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anthropophilic

of insects, attracted to human beings.
See also: Mankind
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Rural cutaneous leishmaniasis is zoonotic, while the urban type is anthropophilic. Although statistics show that approximately 20 000 individuals are infected every year in Iran, researchers believe that the actual number of the individuals affected is four to five times higher.
Some scientists believe that this species can also display an anthropophilic behavior similar to that of Aedes aegypti (34).
ceylanicum hookworm to fill a niche left by a decrease in anthropophilic hookworms (32).
The anthropophilic, haemophagic and nocturnal female anopheline mosquitoes transmit the blood-dwelling malaria parasite by inoculation into peripheral blood of human host during a blood meal.
Fungi growing on humans are called anthropophilic and those that infect animals are named as zoophilic.1 Human infection occurs through different ways such as contacting with contaminated soil, hair, or animal scales, and infected individuals.2 After adhering to keratinized tissues, dermatophytes release enzymes e.g.
Depending on its origin it is divided into geophilic, zoophilic and anthropophilic species.
Furthermore, 95.3% of the dermatophytes in our study were anthropophilic in contrast to developed countries where the major dermatophytes are zoophilic [38].
Toto et al., "Anthropophilic mosquitoes and malaria transmission at Edea, Cameroon," Pathogens and Global Health, vol.
aegypti is a strongly anthropophilic and sinanthropic species which, due to its capacity to thrive in human settlements, has been able to expand its distribution all along the tropical and subtropical regions of the globe [3].
There have been several attempts to develop new vector traps, repurpose, or modify existing traps for the collection of host seeking, anthropophilic black flies.
aegypti is highly anthropophilic and endophilic in Mexico and most of the tropical world, [9-12]; thus disruption of virus transmission by the mosquito in the home (and other indoor environments) provides a unique opportunity to prevent transmission of Ae.
Their main vectors are the anthropophilic mosquitoes of the Aedes genus, which are widespread across tropical and subtropical regions of the world [5].