Leishmania infection and host-blood feeding preferences of phlebotomine sandflies and canine leishmaniasis in an endemic European area, the Algarve Region in Portugal

@inproceedings{Maia2013LeishmaniaI,
  title={
Leishmania infection and host-blood feeding preferences of
phlebotomine sandflies and canine leishmaniasis in an endemic European area, the
Algarve Region in Portugal},
  author={Carla Maia and Lidia P. Catalao Dionisio and Maria Odete Afonso and Lu{\'i}s Neto and Jos{\'e} Manuel Crist{\'o}v{\~a}o and L{\'e}nea Maria da Graça Campino},
  booktitle={Memorias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz},
  year={2013}
}
The Algarve Region (AR) in southern Portugal, which is an international tourist destination, has been considered an endemic region of zoonotic leishmaniasis caused by Leishmania infantum since the 1980s. In the present study, phlebotomine and canine surveys were conducted to identify sandfly blood meal sources and to update the occurrence of Leishmania infection in vectors and dogs. Four sandfly species were captured: Phlebotomus perniciosus, Phlebotomus ariasi, Phlebotomus sergenti and… CONTINUE READING
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