Vector and reservoir surveillance study in a canine and human leishmaniasis endemic area in most western part of Turkey, Karaburun

Karakus M., Arserim S. K. , Kasap O. E. , Pekağırbaş M., Akuzum D., Alten S. B. , ...More

ACTA TROPICA, vol.190, pp.177-182, 2019 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 190
  • Publication Date: 2019
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.actatropica.2018.11.020
  • Title of Journal : ACTA TROPICA
  • Page Numbers: pp.177-182


Leishmaniasis is an arthropod borne disease that is endemic in 102 countries and one and half million new cases are reported each year. Sand flies are the one and only proven vectors of the disease and dogs are the main reservoirs in urban areas. Karaburun peninsula is located in most western part of Turkey and is reported to be an endemic area for human and canine leishmaniasis. The most recent study was undertaken more than 15 years ago in The peninsula and no clear data available for vectors or reservoirs. Thus, we aimed to update the information regarding sand fly diversity, infection status of reservoirs and vectors in the study area.