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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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'Covering of ponds, clearing of drainage system, conducting of anti-mosquito spray regularly in addition with use of dress that covers whole body and installing of nets on windows and entrances before going to sleep are the main prevention necessary to curtain the Sand fly breeding and halt to spread of the disease', Dr Razeq maintained.
Galati et al., "Recent advances in phlebotomine sand fly research related to leishmaniasis control," Parasites & Vectors, vol.
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There are important points that need to be considered while dealing with sand flies (Diptera: Psychodidae: Phlebotominae), which in many regions worldwide, particularly in tropical and subtropical areas, are vectors of diseases such as leishmaniasis and sand fly fever and are the arthropods of the infection cycle.
This placed them at risk for sand fly bites, as sand flies are most active in twilight, evening, and nighttime hours."
Besides contributing with essential reviews and discussions to the field of leishmaniasis [22-25], he participated in seminal works related to the most diverse topics related to this neglected tropical disease, including transmission by midges in Australia [26], insecticide use and resistance in sandflies [27-30], role of chickens [31, 32], dogs [33, 34], and plants [35, 36] in the maintenance of vectors and parasite life cycle, taxonomic description of new sand fly species [37, 38], sand fly sex pheromones [39, 40], RNAi in sand flies [41], and biological control of sand flies [42].
In Africa and Asia (Figure 1), the peridomestic species bite insatiably and also are of major public health concern in many parts of the world, particularly in the Old World, where they are capable of transmitting pathogens, including protozoans (Leishmania) and viruses (Phleboviruses, sand fly fever).
Phlebotomine sand flies are responsible for transmission of several human diseases, including bartonellosis, leishmaniasis and sand fly fever viruses in many parts of the world (Service, 1996).
KARAK -- The most dangerous and neglected tropical disease causes by from a bite of an infected sand fly affected as many as 987 people from January 2016 till August, as per the record of District Health Department.
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.