Riccardo Bianchi

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BACKGROUND The recent geographical expansion of phlebotomine vectors of Leishmania infantum in the Mediterranean subregion has been attributed to ongoing climate changes. At these latitudes, the activity of sand flies is typically seasonal; because seasonal phenomena are also sensitive to general variations in climate, current phenological data sets can(More)
A study was undertaken to establish the susceptibility of two recently colonized sand fly species, Phlebotomus perniciosus and P. papatasi to some insecticides. A laboratory colony of P. papatasi, unexposed to insecticides for a period of ten years, was used as reference strain. Bioassay tests were carried out according to the WHO standard protocols based(More)
Several viruses have been recently isolated from Mediterranean phlebotomine sand flies; some are known to cause human disease while some are new to science. To monitor the Phlebotomus-borne viruses spreading, field studies are in progress using different sand fly collection and storage methods. Two main sampling techniques consist of CDC light traps, an(More)
  • Aachen, Germany, +16 authors Monika Ivantysynova
  • 2015
The Maha Fluid Power Research Center celebrated its 10 th anniversary on October 1 st trough 3 rd. The guest list included colleagues and friends, Maha alumni, past visiting researchers and industrial partners. The celebration included a comprehensive lab tour and presentation of current research activities. One of the highlights was a machine demonstration(More)
INTRODUCTION This study represents a preliminary inquiry on tick fauna composition carried out in Maremma, Central Italy, where very few data are available. MATERIALS AND METHODS The study area was selected in the limestone hills surrounding Tarquinia town, on the base of suitable elements directly affecting the tick occurrence and the possible(More)
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