Entomological survey of phlebotomine sand flies (Diptera: Psychodidae) in a focus of visceral leishmaniasis in central Iran.

Abstract

BACKGROUND & OBJECTIVES Visceral leishmaniasis (VL) is a major vector-borne disease in Iran. A focus of VL is present in Shahreza county, Isfahan province, central Iran. The main objective of this study was to determine the probable vectors in this area. METHODS Sand flies were collected biweekly using sticky paper traps, CDC light-traps, and aspirators… (More)

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