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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. ...
Sandfly-Borne Phleboviruses of Eurasia and Africa: Epidemiology, Genetic Diversity, Geographic Range, Control Measures
Sandfly-borne phleboviruses may cause a transient febrile illness (sandfly fever) or more severe neuroinvasive disease. In the Old World, they are vectored by phlebotomine flies, which are widely distributed in the ...
Sandfly-Borne Phlebovirus Isolations From Turkey: New Insight Into the Sandfly Fever Sicilian and Sandfly Fever Naples Species
Southern Anatolia in Turkey at the border with Syria, where many refugee camps are settled, is endemic for sandfly-borne leishmaniasis. Sandfly-borne phleboviruses are also known to circulate in this region, although their ...
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 ...
Identification Of Mosquitoes (Diptera: Culicidae): An External Quality Assessment Of Medical Entomology Laboratories In The Medilabsecure Network
BACKGROUND: Identification of vectors is of prime importance in the field of medical entomology for both operational and research purposes. An external quality assessment of mosquito identification capacities was carried ...