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sandfly

[′san‚flī]
(invertebrate zoology)
Any of various small biting Diptera, especially of the genus Phlebotomus, which are vectors for phlebotomus (sandfly) fever.
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During deployment, the troops showed the highest seroconversion rates for sandfly fever virus (3.
Maori legend names the Goddess of the Underworld, Hine-nui-te-po, as the source of the sandfly, which she placed at Sandfly Point on the shores of Milford Sound in an effort to ensure forever that man would not linger too long in this domain of the gods.
Punique virus, a novel phlebovirus, related to sandfly fever Naples virus, isolated from sandflies collected in Tunisia.
Among > 800 phlebotomine sandfly species estimated to exist, only 98 species of Phlebotomus and Lutzomyia genera are proven or suspected vectors of human leishmaniasis (5).
The new Sandfly and Damselfly (his and hers) lines include a lightweight, mesh jacket and pants designed to pack small and protect big.
Cutaneous leishmaniasis, the common form among soldiers, is a disease spread by the bite of the female sandfly.
Kala azar (visceral leishmaniasis) is a deadly disease caused by parasitic protozoa Leishmanial donovani, transmitted to humans by the bite of infected female sandfly, Phlebotomus argentipes (1).
Leishmaniasis is an infectious disease transmitted by the bite of the phlebotomine sandfly.
Along the way they had to trap their own live food and avoid the perils of sandfly, termite and mosquito bites.
There's also a sandfly that burrows deep in your skin to lay its eggs.
For many of these diseases--including leishmaniasis, transmitted by a bitting sandfly -- current drug treatments remain unsatisfactory at best.