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?


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



Genetic diversity and structure in Leishmania infantum populations from southeastern Europe revealed by microsatellite analysis

Background: The dynamic re-emergence of visceral leishmaniasis (VL) in south Europe and the northward shift to
Leishmania-free European countries are well-documented. However, the epidemiology of VL due to Leishmania
infantum in southeastern (SE) Europe and the Balkans is inadequately examined. Herein, we aim to re-evaluate and
compare the population structure of L. infantum in SE and southwestern (SW) Europe.
Methods: Leishmania strains collected from humans and canines in Turkey, Cyprus, Bulgaria, Greece, Albania and

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