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Development of Leishmania major in Phlebotomus duboscqi and Sergentomyia schwetzi (Diptera: Psychodidae).
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The extrinsic development of Leishmania major was observed in 2 man-biting sand flies, Phlebotomus duboscqi, a known vector, and Sergentomyia schwetzi, an assumed non-vector, which indicates that S. schWetzi is not a vector of L. major. Expand
Phlebotomus guggisbergi (Diptera: Psychodidae), a vector of Leishmania tropica in Kenya.
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The finding of such a large number of P. guggisbergi naturally harboring mature infections of L. tropica at an active case site of cutaneous leishmaniasis due to this agent strongly implicates this fly as a vector. Expand
Laboratory and semi-field evaluation of long-lasting insecticidal nets against leishmaniasis vector, Phlebotomus (Phlebotomus) duboscqi in Kenya.
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Olyset net use in areas where sandflies are nuisance biters and/or disease vectors could be more beneficial in preventing sandfly bites than other tested bednets. Expand
Phlebotomus (Larroussius) orientalis (Diptera: Psychodidae) as a probable secondary vector of visceral leishmaniasis in Kenya.
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The study investigated Phlebotomus orientalis possible role in the transmission of kalaazar in an endemic area where P. martini, the known vector of the disease in other parts of Kenya was seemingly absent but transmission has been going on. Expand
A new rural focus of cutaneous leishmaniasis caused by Leishmania tropica in Kenya.
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A new rural focus of cutaneous leishmaniasis caused by Leishmania tropica is identified in Muruku sublocation, Salama location, Laikipia district, Rift Valley province, Kenya and 6 indigenous Kenyans from the new focus, who had never travelled outside Kenya, developed cutaneous lesions on the face and/or extremities found to contain Leishmanniasis by culture and smear. Expand
Host feeding preference of Phlebotomus guggisbergi, a vector of Leishmania tropica in Kenya
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Great emphasis should be placed on surveying larger animals to assess their status as reservoir hosts for L.tropica in Kenya, as numbers of sandflies collected from the goat, sheep and cat were significantly greater than from the rabbit and rodents. Expand
Phlebotomine sandflies of Kenya (Diptera: Psychodidae). V. Phlebotomus (Paraphlebotomus) mireillae n.sp.
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A new species of the sandfly subgenus Paraphlebotomus Theodor from Kenya is described and named Phle Botomus mireillae, which is believed to be a new addition to the genus of sandflies. Expand
Comparative performance of light trap types, lunar influence and sandfly abundance in Baringo district, Kenya.
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Data on sandfly abundance in Marigat in three different locations and two lunar phases as well as relative performance of the CDCminiature light trap, updraft blacklight and downdraftblacklight traps is presented. Expand
Comparative attractiveness of CO(2)-baited CDC light traps and animal baits to Phlebotomus duboscqi sandflies.
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Goats can, therefore, also be utilized as deflectors of vectors of cutaneous leishmaniasis from humans in zooprophylaxis in Leishmania major endemic areas where the sandfly is found. Expand
Isolation and characterization of flagellates from rodents and canids in Masinga, Machakos District, Kenya.
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The results of this study suggest that rodents do not seem to play a role as reservoirs of Leishmania parasites in Masinga Location, Kenya and that nonpathogenic trypanosomes must be differentiated from the pathogenic species of trypanOSomes and Leishmanial parasites that infect man and other animals. Expand
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