VBORNET Newsletter 8, special issue ‘SAND FLIES’, July 2010

1. Phlebotominae sand flies (Diptera: Psychodidae): Main vectors in Europe and their distribution with special emphasis for Turkey
2. The leishmaniasis in southern Europe
3. Public health importance and control of sand flies in continental Europe
4. Sand fly species as new vector candidates for Leishmania transmission in Europe
5. Sandfly bites, saliva and gut secretions: Could it contribute to disease control?


Natural transmission of Leishmania infantum through experimentally infected Phlebotomus perniciosus highlights the virulence of Leishmania parasites circulating in the human visceral leishmaniasis outbreak in Madrid, Spain.

Inés Martín-Martín1, Maribel Jiménez1*, Estela González1, César Eguiluz2 and Ricardo Molina1*

* Corresponding authors: Maribel Jiménez mjimenez@isciii.es - Ricardo Molina rmolina@isciii.es

Author Affiliations

Unidad de Entomología Médica, Servicio de Parasitología, Centro Nacional de Microbiología, Instituto de Salud Carlos III, Ctra. Majadahonda-Pozuelo s/n, Majadahonda, Madrid, 28220, Spain

Evaluation of clinical and laboratory findings of adult visceral leishmaniasis cases.

Mikrobiyol Bul. 2015 Oct;49(4):586-593.
[Article in Turkish]
Ural S1, Kaptan F, Sezak N, El S, Örmen B, Türker N, Demirdal T, Vardar İ, Özkan Çayıröz P, Çakalağaoğlu F.
Author information

1Izmir Katip Celebi University Atatürk Training and Research Hospital, Infectious Diseases Clinic, Izmir, Turkey. serapural@hotmail.com.



WP8 Epidemiology and Preparedness to Cross-Border Emerging Zoonoses in the Mediterranean Countries and Balkans

Rengina Vorou (WP8 Leader), Kassiani Mellou, and Kassiani Gkolfinopoulou
On behalf of the WP8 steering team:
R. S.Y. Al-Haddadin, S. Abdullah Saleh (Jordan), O. Kalakouta, A. Hadjilouka (Cyprus), S. AbouElazm, E.A.E.H. Ali
(Egypt), Y. Al Amour, M. Karim (Syria), E. Kakarriqi, S. Bino (Albania), N. Ramadani, A. Kalaveshi (Kosovo UNSCR
1244), Z. Karadzovski, Z. Milenkovik (Fyrom - Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia), M. Bejaoui (Tunisia), G.
Dougas (Greece).

Visceral leishmaniasis as a cause of postpartum pyrexia - case report


Epidemiology and diagnostics of visceral leishmaniasis in Serbia


Emerging vector-borne diseases–incidence through vectors

Vector-borne diseases use to be a major public health concern only in tropical and sub-tropical areas,but today they are an emerging threat for the continental and developed countries also.Nowadays,in intercontinental countries ,there is a struggle with emerging diseases,which have found their way to appear through vectors.Vector-borne zoonotic diseases occur when vectors,animal hosts,climate conditions,pathogens,and suscepti-ble human population exist at the same time,at the same place.Global climate change is predicted to lead to an increase in vector-borne infectious diseases and dise



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