Short report: Leishmania DNA in Phlebotomus and Sergentomyia species during a kala-azar epidemic.

@article{Mukherjee1997ShortRL,
  title={Short report: Leishmania DNA in Phlebotomus and Sergentomyia species during a kala-azar epidemic.},
  author={Sambudho Mukherjee and Md Quamarul Hassan and Avishek Ghosh and Kaylan Ghosh and Amit Bhattacharya and Samit Adhya},
  journal={The American journal of tropical medicine and hygiene},
  year={1997},
  volume={57 4},
  pages={423-5}
}
The presence of Leishmania donovani DNA in sand flies caught in Indian kala-azar patients' dwellings during the epidemic of 1990-1992 was studied using the polymerase chain reaction (PCR). Amplification of miniexon-derived RNA genes and gpG3 mRNA was achieved in single Phlebotomus argentipes, P. papatasi, and Sergentomyia babu flies. The data suggest the possible involvement of multiple sandfly species in kala-azar transmission. 

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