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Direct Evidence for an Expanded Circulation Area of The Recently Identified Balkan Virus (Sandfly Fever Naples Virus Species) In Several Countries of The Balkan Archipelago
Background Recently, Balkan virus (BALKV, family Phenuiviridae, genus Phlebovirus) was discovered in sand flies collected in Albania and genetically characterised as a member of the Sandfly fever Naples species complex. ...
Co-Circulation Of West Nile Virus And Distinct Insect-Specific Flaviviruses In Turkey
Background Active vector surveillance provides an efficient tool for monitoring the presence or spread of emerging or re-emerging vector-borne viruses. This study was undertaken to investigate the circulation of flaviviruses. ...
Midgut Bacterial Diversity Of Wild Populations Of Phlebotomus (P.) Papatasi, The Vector Of Zoonotic Cutaneous Leishmaniasis (Zcl) In Turkey
Phlebotomine sand flies are hematophagous insects that harbor bacterial, viral and parasitic agents like Bartonella sp., Phleboviruses and Leishmania spp., respectively. There are few reports on bacterial microbiota of ...