Enhanced sandfly attraction to Leishmania-infected hosts

O'Shea, B. and Rebollar-Tellez, E. and Ward, R. D. and Hamilton, J. G.C. and El Naiem, D. and Polwart, A. (2002) Enhanced sandfly attraction to Leishmania-infected hosts. Transactions of The Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, 96 (2). pp. 117-118. ISSN 0035-9203

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Abstract

We report that hamsters infected with Leishmania infantum are more attractive to female sandflies in bioassays. Entrained odours from infected animals were shown by gas chromatography to contain peaks absent from uninfected individuals. Implications of enhanced transmission, potential for developing novel diagnoses and the significance to epidemiological models are discussed.

Item Type: Journal Article
Journal or Publication Title: Transactions of The Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
Uncontrolled Keywords: /dk/atira/pure/subjectarea/asjc/2700/2725
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Departments: Faculty of Health and Medicine > Biomedical & Life Sciences
ID Code: 137196
Deposited By: ep_importer_pure
Deposited On: 30 Sep 2019 22:20
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 01 Jan 2020 12:16
URI: https://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/137196

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