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distribution and ecological aspects of sand fly (diptera: psychodidae) species in sri lanka.human indigenous cutaneous leishmaniasis caused by leishmania donovani complex is endemic in sri lanka. we performed an entomological survey to determine the distribution of probable vector species. sand flies were collected in districts in the dry zone, in the wet zone highlands, and in the wet zone coastal belt of sri lanka using cdc light traps, sticky traps and cattle-baited net traps during july, 2005. the survey was reconducted in february, 2006. overall, 584 sand flies belonging to phlebo ...201121366784
characterisation of cutaneous leishmaniasis in matara district, southern sri lanka: evidence for case clustering.leishmaniasis is a neglected tropical disease transmitted by phlebotomus spp. sand flies. cutaneous leishmaniasis (cl) in sri lanka is caused by leishmania donovani. transmission patterns are different in southern and northern sri lanka. current study examined the prevalence, risk factors and distribution of cl in matara district, southern sri lanka. total of 2260 individuals from four district secretariat divisions (dsds) were screened by house to house surveys using an interviewer administered ...201526345305
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