Phlebotomine sand flies as vectors of vesiculoviruses: a review.

J. A. Comer, R. B. Tesh

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Abstract

Phlebotomine sand flies appear to be involved in the epizootiology of 10 of the 16 currently recognized vesiculoviruses. Evidence in support of this includes isolation of viruses from wild-caught male and female sand flies; demonstration of oral infection, replication, and bite transmission of viruses by sand flies; the temporal and/or spatial association between infected sand flies and infected vertebrates; and demonstration of transovarial virus transmission. The present review summarizes the known sand fly-vesiculovirus relationships.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)143-150
Number of pages8
JournalParassitologia
Volume33 Suppl
StatePublished - Dec 1991

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Parasitology

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