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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.
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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
References in classic literature ?
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.
He said this while chairing a meeting which was held here to review the prevalence and status of Leishmania, a skin disease commonly transmitted from humans through sandfly. The disease is widespread in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Balochistan and some parts of Punjab.
Some of these, such as sandfly fever Naples, Sicilian, and Toscana viruses, are of public health importance, especially Toscana virus, which causes meningitis and encephalitis in humans (8-10).
In similar studies on the subject, it is found that variability in ecological and biological characteristics of sandfly and leishmania parasite, are the main limiting factors in the disease prevention9.
They said that patients were subjected to investigation at the laboratory, especially setup by MSF, to test the bites of the blood-sucking sandfly.
According to the World Health Organization leishmaniasis is one of the most serious diseases caused by protozoan parasites, with approximately 12 million cases reported in the world.1 It is caused by more than 20 Leishmania species which are transmitted by hematophagous sandflies of the Phlebotomus genus in the Old World and the Lutzomyia genus in the New World, and more than 90 sandfly species are identified as probable vectors.2 The disease occurs in varying presentations, from the self-limited and even self-healing cutaneous forms to fatal systemic disease.
Sandfly species diversity in association with human activities in the Kani tribe settlements of the Western Ghats, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India.
Mark Russell was unaware he'd first contracted the potentially deadly parasitic infection from a sandfly back in 2014.
Sandfly fever, sometimes known as pappataci fever or Phlebotomus fever, is a vector transmitted viral illness with a history of affecting naive military formations that travel through or fight in areas where the infection is endemic.
Leishmania parazitleri disinda kum sinekleri ayrica dunyanin bircok ulkesinde kum sinegi atesi (sandfly fever), uc gun atesi (three day fever) veya papatasi atesi (papataci fever) olarak bilinen viral bir enfeksiyona neden olan ve phlebovirus adi verilen bir grupta yer alan viruslerin (Sicilian, Naples, Toscana ve 60'dan fazla diger virusun) ve Guney Amerika'da bartonellosis hastaligina neden olan Bartonella bacilliformis bakterisinin vektorudur.
It is caused by a parasite transmitted by a tiny sandfly which leads to severe scarring of the spot bitten by the fly.
From the last few years, ZVL has been emerging within nonendemic areas, mostly because of transportation of dogs from endemic areas and climatic changes with the expansion of the geographical range of the sandfly vector.