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Title: Vectors and reservoirs of cutaneous leishmaniasis in Marvdasht district, southern Islamic Republic of Iran
Authors: Rassi, Y.
Gassemi, M.M.
Javadian, E.
Rafizadeh, S.
Motazedian, H.
Vatandoost, H.
Issue Date: 2007
Language: English
Abstract: An epidemiological study was made of vectors and reservoirs of cutaneous leishmaniasis in rural regions of Marvdasht, Fars province, southern Islamic Republic of Iran during 2003-04. Using live traps, 126 rodents were collected: 75.4% were Meriones libycus, 14.3% Cricetulus migratorius and 10.3% Microtus arvalis. Eight out of 95 Meriones libycus [8.4%] were found to be infected with Leishmania major, identified by nested-PCR; none of the other rodents were positive. Female sandflies were collected from indoor locations: 75% were Phlebotomus papatasi and only 2.7% were found naturally infected with L. major. This is the first report of P. papatasi as a proven vector of zoonotic cutaneous leishmaniasis in this area
Description: 686-693
Keywords: Disease Reservoirs
Disease Vectors
Insect Vectors
Rudent Diseases
Subject: Leishmaniasis
ISSN: 1020-3397
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