short report: distribution and feeding preference of the sand flies phlebotomus sergenti and p. papatasi in a cutaneous leishmaniasis focus in sanliurfa, turkey.sand flies (diptera: psychodidae) and rodents were collected in the endemic focus of urban cutaneous leishmaniasis in sanliurfa, turkey. phlebotomus sergenti and p. papatasi represented 99% of the sand fly population. these flies were trapped in highest numbers in animal sheds, followed by cellars. however, p. sergenti was relatively more abundant in rooms. an enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay of the gut contents from blood-fed females detected immunoglobulins specific to birds and mammals, sugg ...200312556140
theileria infections in small ruminants in the east and southeast anatolia.this study was carried out to determine the prevalence of theileria (t.) ovis and to investigate the presence of t. lestoquardi in small ruminants by microscopic examination (me) and polymerase chain reaction (pcr) in the east and southeast anatolia. whole blood samples (677 sheep and 142 goats) and thin blood smears (656 sheep and 139 goats) were collected from malatya, muş, erzincan, erzurum, iğdir, diyarbakir and mardin. piroplasms of theileria spp. were detected in 18.29% (120/656) of sheep ...200718224614
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