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Investigations of the epidemiology of the leishmaniases in kenya ii. the breeding sites of phlebotomine sandflies in marigat baringo district kenya

Mutinga, M.J.; Kamau, C.C.

Insect Science and its Application 7(1): 37-44


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Investigations on sandfly breeding sites in Marigat, Baringo District, in Kenya were carried out using a soil incubation technique. Soil samples from natural resting sites were collected, incubated and observed daily for emerging adult phlebotomine sandflies. This technique proved to be the best in the recovery of phlebotomine sandflies from known resting sites. Ten sandfly species were recovered from soil collected from animal burrows and termite hills.

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