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Investigation of the Sandfly Fauna of Central Arid Areas and Northern Humid Regions of Tunisia, with Morphological and Molecular Identification of the Recently Established Population of Phlebotomus (Larroussius) perfiliewi

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Phlebotomus perfiliewi is one of the main vectors of Leishmania infantum, etiologic agent of zoonotic visceral leishmaniasis (ZVL), in the Western Mediterranean basin including Tunisia. Phlebotomus perfiliewi, originally endemic only in Northern humid bio-climatic zones, became established in a highly irrigated area of the central arid bioclimatic zone. Therefore, surveillance of sandfly vectors is a cornerstone for the establishment of control strategies. An entomological survey was carried out using light traps in a humid and in a highly irrigated arid bio-climatic zone located in northern and central Tunisia, respectively. Collected sandflies were identified based on morphological criteria, and identification of Ph. perfiliewi was confirmed by molecular tools. Results indicated that Ph. perfiliewi is the most abundant sandfly species in both sites and it is genetically variable. Thus, surveillance and control of sandflies is highly needed to limit the incidence of sandfly-borne diseases
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hal-03857339 , version 1 (17-11-2022)

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Ifhem Chelbi, Amani Abdi, Jérôme Depaquit, Wasfi Fares, Mohammed Abdo Saghir Abbas, et al.. Investigation of the Sandfly Fauna of Central Arid Areas and Northern Humid Regions of Tunisia, with Morphological and Molecular Identification of the Recently Established Population of Phlebotomus (Larroussius) perfiliewi. Insects, 2022, 13 (11), pp.1057. ⟨10.3390/insects13111057⟩. ⟨hal-03857339⟩
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