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Culex pipiens, an Experimental Efficient Vector of West Nile and Rift Valley Fever Viruses in the Maghreb Region
Mosquitoes collected in Algeria, Morocco, and Tunisia during the summer 2010 were experimentally infected with WNV and RVFV Clone 13 strain and it is shown that 14 days after exposure to WNV, all mosquito st developed a high disseminated infection and were able to excrete infectious saliva. Expand
Leishmania infantum and L. major in Algeria.
Since 1980, the development of leish maniasis in Algeria has been marked by a considerable increase in the number of cases of both visceral leishmaniasis and cutaneous leishManiasis (more than 2000 cases per year), with major foci in the north and south of the country. Expand
Phlebotomus sergenti (Parrot, 1917) identified as Leishmania killicki host in Ghardaïa, south Algeria.
These findings strongly suggest that the human cutaneous leishmaniases caused by L. killicki is a zoonotic disease with P. sergenti sand flies acting as hosts and vectors and gundi rodents as reservoirs. Expand
First Molecular Detection of R. conorii, R. aeschlimannii, and R. massiliae in Ticks from Algeria
Abstract:  Ticks collected in Northern Algeria between May 2001 and November 2003 were tested by PCR for the presence of Rickettsia spp. DNA using primer amplifying gltA and OmpA genes. ThreeExpand
DNA barcodes confirm the presence of a single member of the Anopheles maculipennis group in Morocco and Algeria: An. sicaulti is conspecific with An. labranchiae.
No evidence for speciation was found between Moroccan and Algerian populations, or within populations in northern Morocco, and shared COI haplotypes between Algeria and Morocco indicate ongoing gene flow between populations in these countries, suggesting that the Atlas Mountains are not a boundary to gene flow in An. Expand
Spread of Leishmania killicki to Central and South-West Tunisia.
The parasite typing of two isolates obtained from two children that have never left the region has identified L. killicki, a species of cutaneous leishmaniasis that had only been reported previously in a limited focus of Tunisian Southeast. Expand
[Infantile visceral leishmaniasis caused by Leishmania infantum zymodeme MON-24 in Algeria].
The authors report the presence of Leishmania infantum MON-24, the main agent of cutaneous leish maniasis in northern Algeria, in five children with visceral leishmaniasis. Expand
Description of a dermatropic Leishmania close to L. killicki (Rioux, Lanotte & Pratlong 1986) in Algeria.
The new dermatropic Leishmania close to L. killicki is reported for the first time in Algeria and coexists sympatrically with L. major MON-25 in the region of Ghardaïa where they occur in their usual vectors of Phlebotomus papatasi and P. sergenti. Expand
[Current point of leishmaniasis epidemiology in Algeria].
A resurgence of the number of cases, and the appearance of numerous new foci for both forms of the disease in Algeria are mentioned. Expand
[Malaria in Algerian Sahara].
The recent outbreak recorded in 2007 at the borders with Mall and the introduction of Anopheles gambiae into the Algerian territory show the vulnerability of this area to malaria, probably emphasized by the local environmental changes. Expand