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.
I contracted leishmaniasis when a sand fly
bit me and it took eight weeks to appear.