Insecticide susceptibility status of Phlebotomus argentipes, a vector of visceral leishmaniasis in different foci in three states of India.
Insecticide susceptibility of Phlebotomus argentipes in visceral leishmaniasis endemic districts in India and Nepal.
A report on the indoor residual spraying (IRS) in the control of Phlebotomus argentipes, the vector of visceral leishmaniasis in Bihar (India): An initiative towards total elimination targeting 2015 (Series-1).
Susceptibility of Phlebotomus argentipes to DDT in some kala-azar endemic area of Bihar (India).
Susceptibility status of Phlebotomus argentipes to insecticides in Districts Vaishali and Patna (Bihar).
Seasonal and nocturnal landing/biting behaviour of Phlebotomus argentipes
Bloodmeal preference of Phlebotomus argentipes
First report on the presence of morphospecies A and B of Phlebotomus argentipes
sensu lato (Diptera : Psychodidae) in Sri Lanka--implication for leishmaniasis transmission.
sandflies live in and around houses and biting occurs at night, mainly during 2100-0100 hrs peaking at 2300-2400 hrs.
Favouring factors are: human beings the only reservoir host; Phlebotomus argentipes
the only vector in the region; VL focalized in 109 districts in three countries; the disease easy to diagnose even in field settings through recently developed rK39 dipstick test and can be treated completely with effective drugs.
Phlebotomus argentipes is an established vector of visceral leishmaniasis in India and other countries of the sub-continent (1,2).
Transmission of Indian kala-azar to man by bites of Phlebotomus argentipes Annandale & Brunetti.