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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If travelling abroad with your pet this summer, keep yourself, your pet and the UK safe by: | Tick prevention - ideally use something that repels ticks; | Sand fly prevention - ideally use something that repels the sand fly; | Tapeworm treatment - ideally 24-48 hours prior to returning to the UK; | Avoid rescuing dogs while on holiday - there are many here that are also in desperate need of a loving home!
Finally, parasites should be available in the skin or the blood in sufficient numbers to be taken up by a sand fly. The availability of the parasite to the sand fly cannot be proved by our findings.
Dr Fazal Razeq, skin specialist in Headquarter Hospital Landi Kotal said, Leishmania caused biting of a kind of mosquito namely, Sand fly present in hilly area and usually breed in fresh water.
"It also serves as a reminder that we should not be complacent about the risk of leishmaniosis establishing in the UK, even in the current absence of the sand fly vector."
Leishmaniasis is a tropical season skin disease and its infection even in the months of cold weather were indicative of changing weather patterns providing grounds for survival and existence of sand fly that causes and spread the diseases, entomologists believe.
Canine leishmaniasis is caused by the parasite Leishmania infantum and is typically transmitted by sand fly bites in tropical countries.
'We are in the process to receive 7,000 sand fly nets from an organisations for distribution among registered patients free of charge,' an official said.
Leishmaniasis is a tropical season skin disease and its infection even in the months of cold weather are indicative of changing weather patterns providing grounds for survival and existence of sand fly that causes and spread the diseases, entomologists believe.
The skin infection occurs following the bite of the sand fly. It causes wounds, ulcers and scarring on skin.
He advised the people to report the cases immediately to the nearest hospital, use mates, coils and creams to repel the sand fly, and keep the wound clean and well dressed, use the sand fly bed nets, cover the exposed parts of the body with cloth during night and carry out insecticidal spray in and around the houses to avoid this skin problem.
Agency Surgeon Dr Alamgir Khan said that leishmaniasis was caused by the bites of a kind of mosquito, sand fly, found in hilly areas, which usually breed in fresh water.