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Distribution of phlebotomine sand flies (Diptera: Psychodidae) in Andorra: First finding of P. perniciosus and wide distribution of P. ariasi.
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PMID:  22154881     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
During July 2007 sand fly captures were carried out in Andorra using sticky castor oil traps set in sand fly resting places for four consecutive nights. The sampling stations were located between 800 and 2400m above sea level. The specimens captured belong to two species of the genus Phlebotomus subgenus Larroussius, Phlebotomus ariasi and Phlebotomus perniciosus. The results shed new light on the wide geographical and altitudinal distribution of P. ariasi in Andorra, where it was located between 800 and 2200m a.s.l. The study also identified P. perniciosus in Andorra for the first time, with captures below 1000m a.s.l. The finding of these species, both proven vectors of human and canine leishmaniasis in the bordering areas of France and Spain, is considered in terms of a possible emergence of leishmaniasis in Andorra, as has occurred in other parts of Europe.
C Ballart; S Barón; M M Alcover; M Portús; M Gállego
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-12-1
Journal Detail:
Title:  Acta tropica     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1873-6254     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Dec 
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Created Date:  2011-12-13     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  0370374     Medline TA:  Acta Trop     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2011. Published by Elsevier B.V.
Laboratori de Parasitologia, Facultat de Farmàcia, Universitat de Barcelona, Avda. Joan XXII s/n, 08028 Barcelona, Spain; Barcelona Center for International Health Research (CRESIB), Barcelona, Spain.
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