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sand fly:

see midgemidge,
name for any of numerous minute, fragile flies in several families. The family Chironomidae consists of about 2,000 species, most of which are widely distributed. The herbivorous larvae are found in all freshwaters; the larvae of some species live in saltwater.
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Dr Fazal Razeq, a skin specialist at the Agency Headquarters Hospital, said that sand fly that had been transported from Europe to Pakistan stung on exposed portions of the body in morning and evening times and could fly up to height of 4 to 5 feet, which, he said, was the reason that children were affected the most by the disease.
They said that in many cases the sand fly had bitten people on their faces.
Recent advances in phlebotomine sand fly research related to leishmaniasis control.
12 During OIF, US military entomologists conducted the sand fly surveillance at Tallil Air Base, Iraq, from April 2003 to November 2004, and they noted the strong effect of sand fly vectors on military operations, including the leishmanial threat to deployed troops in Iraq.
Information on sand fly breeding sites can be used to facilitate their control by source reduction leading to reduced density of the vectors and eventually control of the disease (Warburg and Faiman, 2011; Young and Duncan, 1994).
He further said, numbers of the patients would increase as the weather would go warm because breeding of the Sand Fly, mosquito decreased in cold.
In this work we present new records of phlebotomine sand fly species collected in the High Plateau region of Michoacan (1500-1700 m asl) in the municipality of Sahuayo.
The high incidence of the disease among low socio-economic group may be due to the insanitary habits such as collection of garbage, cow dungs in and around the dwelling houses which provides excellent breeding grounds and shelter for the sand fly.
October 13, 2014 (JUBA) -- Over 150 people in South Sudan have died from Kala-azar, a disease transmitted through sand fly bites, the United Nations Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said in a report.
This year's World Health Day, Vector-Borne Diseases, is a campaign to raise awareness about the threat of vector-borne common diseases such as mosquitoes, sand fly, bugs, ticks, snails, which spread dengue and yellow fever, etc.
These microscopic organisms infect humans through the bite of a female blood-feeding sand fly carrying infective parasites in its gut.