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Speculations on biting midges and other bloodsucking arthropods as alternative vectors of Leishmania

Overview of attention for article published in Parasites & Vectors, May 2014
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Title
Speculations on biting midges and other bloodsucking arthropods as alternative vectors of Leishmania
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Parasites & Vectors, May 2014
DOI 10.1186/1756-3305-7-222
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Veronika Seblova, Jovana Sadlova, Simon Carpenter, Petr Volf

Abstract

Sand flies remain the only proven vectors of Leishmania spp. but recent implementation of PCR techniques has led to increasing speculation about "alternative vectors", including biting midges. Here, we summarize that PCR has considerable limits for studing the role of bloodsucking arthropods in the epidemiology of leishmaniasis. The Leishmania life cycle in the sand fly includes a complex series of interactions which are in many cases species-specific, the early phase of the infection is, however, non-specific to sand flies. These facts should be considered in detection of Leishmania in ,"alternative" or "new" vectors to avoid mistaken speculation about their vector competence.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Spain 2 3%
United Kingdom 1 1%
Brazil 1 1%
Unknown 65 94%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 14 20%
Student > Ph. D. Student 13 19%
Student > Master 12 17%
Student > Bachelor 4 6%
Student > Postgraduate 4 6%
Other 13 19%
Unknown 9 13%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 28 41%
Medicine and Dentistry 9 13%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 5 7%
Veterinary Science and Veterinary Medicine 3 4%
Immunology and Microbiology 3 4%
Other 8 12%
Unknown 13 19%

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#15,421,142
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#3,376
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