Feeding patterns of Phlebotomus papatasi and Phlebotomus langeroni (Diptera: Psychodidae) in El Agamy, Egypt.

B. M. el Sawaf, N. S. Mansour, S. M. el Said, S. Daba, F. G. Youssef, M. A. Kenawy, John C Beier

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Abstract

Blood meals from 602 Phlebotomus papatasi (Scopoli) and 49 Phlebotomus langeroni Nitzulescu were collected in El Agamy, Egypt, and were identified using counterimmunoelectrophoresis. Blood meals were tested against specific antisera of eight vertebrate hosts (human, cat, dog, rat, sheep, goat, general avian, and general bovine). Of 597 P. papatasi collected indoors, 594 contained human blood and three had mixed blood meals (human-dog, human-rat, and human-avian). Four of five P. papatasi collected outdoors contained human blood and one contained avian blood. All 39 P. langeroni collected indoors had fed on humans. Six of 10 outdoor-collected P. langeroni had fed on human blood, 2 on dog, 1 on cat, and 1 on rat blood. Both P. papatasi and P. langeroni feed predominantly on humans in El Agamy, Egypt. The documented feeding on humans and dogs by P. langeroni supports the role of this species as the primary vector of visceral leishmaniasis at the El Agamy focus.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)497-498
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Medical Entomology
Volume26
Issue number5
StatePublished - Sep 1 1989
Externally publishedYes

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Phlebotomus
Phlebotomus papatasi
Psychodidae
Egypt
Feeding Behavior
Diptera
blood meal
Dogs
blood
Meals
dogs
rats
Cats
counterimmunoelectrophoresis
Counterimmunoelectrophoresis
cats
visceral leishmaniasis
Visceral Leishmaniasis
Goats
antiserum

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el Sawaf, B. M., Mansour, N. S., el Said, S. M., Daba, S., Youssef, F. G., Kenawy, M. A., & Beier, J. C. (1989). Feeding patterns of Phlebotomus papatasi and Phlebotomus langeroni (Diptera: Psychodidae) in El Agamy, Egypt. Journal of Medical Entomology, 26(5), 497-498.

Feeding patterns of Phlebotomus papatasi and Phlebotomus langeroni (Diptera : Psychodidae) in El Agamy, Egypt. / el Sawaf, B. M.; Mansour, N. S.; el Said, S. M.; Daba, S.; Youssef, F. G.; Kenawy, M. A.; Beier, John C.

In: Journal of Medical Entomology, Vol. 26, No. 5, 01.09.1989, p. 497-498.

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el Sawaf, BM, Mansour, NS, el Said, SM, Daba, S, Youssef, FG, Kenawy, MA & Beier, JC 1989, 'Feeding patterns of Phlebotomus papatasi and Phlebotomus langeroni (Diptera: Psychodidae) in El Agamy, Egypt.', Journal of Medical Entomology, vol. 26, no. 5, pp. 497-498.
el Sawaf BM, Mansour NS, el Said SM, Daba S, Youssef FG, Kenawy MA et al. Feeding patterns of Phlebotomus papatasi and Phlebotomus langeroni (Diptera: Psychodidae) in El Agamy, Egypt. Journal of Medical Entomology. 1989 Sep 1;26(5):497-498.
el Sawaf, B. M. ; Mansour, N. S. ; el Said, S. M. ; Daba, S. ; Youssef, F. G. ; Kenawy, M. A. ; Beier, John C. / Feeding patterns of Phlebotomus papatasi and Phlebotomus langeroni (Diptera : Psychodidae) in El Agamy, Egypt. In: Journal of Medical Entomology. 1989 ; Vol. 26, No. 5. pp. 497-498.
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