The first detection of Leishmania major in naturally infected Sergentomyia minuta in Portugal

@inproceedings{Campino2013TheFD,
  title={The first detection of Leishmania
major in naturally infected Sergentomyia minuta in
Portugal},
  author={L{\'e}nea Maria da Graça Campino and Sofia Cortes and Lidia P. Catalao Dionisio and Lu{\'i}s Neto and Maria Odete Afonso and Carla Maia},
  booktitle={Memorias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz},
  year={2013}
}
Phlebotomine sandflies of the genus Sergentomyia are widely distributed throughout the Old World. It has been suggested that Sergentomyia spp are involved in the transmission of Leishmania in India and Africa, whereas Phlebotomus spp are thought to be the sole vectors of Leishmania in the Old World. In this study, Leishmania major DNA was detected in one Sergentomyia minuta specimen that was collected in the southern region of Portugal. This study challenges the dogma that Leishmania is… CONTINUE READING
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