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Common Endemic Diseases
Sandfly Fever

Etiologic agents

  • Sandfly Fever Viruses of the Bunyaviridae family.

Clinical Features

Transmission

  • Bite from female sandflies, Phlebotomus papatasi, Phlebotomus perniciosus, Phlebotomus perfiliewi.

Diagnosis
Available at special laboratories:

  • Serological detection of IgM and IgG antibodies using ELISA, PCR, viral isolation, hemagglutiniation, neutralization, and immunofluorescence tests.

Prevention

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