Breeding Sites of Phlebotomus sergenti, the Sand Fly Vector of Cutaneous Leishmaniasis in the Judean Desert

  title={Breeding Sites of Phlebotomus sergenti, the Sand Fly Vector of Cutaneous Leishmaniasis in the Judean Desert},
  author={A. Moncaz and R. Faiman and O. Kirstein and A. Warburg},
  journal={PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases},
  • A. Moncaz, R. Faiman, +1 author A. Warburg
  • Published 2012
  • Biology, Medicine
  • PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
  • Phlebotomine sand flies transmit Leishmania, phlebo-viruses and Bartonella to humans. A prominent gap in our knowledge of sand fly biology remains the ecology of their immature stages. Sand flies, unlike mosquitoes do not breed in water and only small numbers of larvae have been recovered from diverse habitats that provide stable temperatures, high humidity and decaying organic matter. We describe studies designed to identify and characterize sand fly breeding habitats in a Judean Desert focus… CONTINUE READING
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