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SYMPOSIUM - LIESHMANIASIS
Year : 2010  |  Volume : 2  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 127-134

The biology and control of leishmaniasis vectors


Department of Nursing, Missouri State University, Springfield, MO, USA

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David M Claborn
Department of Nursing, Missouri State University, Springfield, MO
USA
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DOI: 10.4103/0974-777X.62866

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Vector control remains a key component of many anti-leishmaniasis programs and probably will remain so until an effective vaccine becomes available. Technologies similar to those used for control of adult mosquitoes, specifically interior residual sprays and insecticide-treated nets, are currently at the forefront as disease control measures. This article provides a review of literature on the biology and control of sand fly vectors of leishmaniasis in the context of changing disease risks and the realities of modern vector control. The Literature Retrieval System of the Armed Forces Pest Management Board, Washington, DC, was the primary search engine used to review the literature.


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