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Volume 12, Number 12—December 2006

Research

Distinct Transmission Cycles of Leishmania tropica in 2 Adjacent Foci, Northern Israel

Milena Svobodova*, Jan Votypka*, Jitka Peckova*, Vít Dvorak*, Abedelmajeed Nasereddin†, Gad Baneth†, Julia Sztern†, Vasiliy Kravchenko†, Amnon Orr‡, David Meir§, Lionel F. Schnur†, Petr Volf*, and Alon Warburg†Comments to Author 
Author affiliations: *Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic; †The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Jerusalem, Israel; ‡Tiberias Veterinary Center, Tiberias, Israel; §Nature and National Parks Protection Authority, Jerusalem, Israel

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Table 1

Phlebotomus sand fly species in the Galilee foci, northern Israel*

Species Northern focus
Southern focus
No. (%) females No. (%) males No. (%) females No. (%) males
P. (Adlerius) arabicus 62 (15) 234 (22)
P. (Adlerius) simici 35 (9) 118 (11)
P. (Paraphlebotomus) sergenti 131 (32) 317 (29) 267 (91) 532 (92)
P. (Laroussius) tobbi 167 (40) 337 (31) 11 (4) 23 (4)
P. (Laroussius) syriacus 12 (1) 8 (3) 16 (2)
P. (Laroussius) perfiliewi 10 (2) 31 (3) 1 (<1) 2 (<1)
P. (Phlebotomus) papatasi 9 (2) 28 (3) 5 (2) 7 (1)
Total 414 1,077 292 580

*Species comprising <1% of the fauna (1 P. [Paraphlebotomus] alexandri and 3 P. [Adlerius] halepensis) found in the southern focus were not included.

*Species comprising <1% of the fauna (1 P. [Paraphlebotomus] alexandri and 3 P. [Adlerius] halepensis) found in the southern focus were not included.

*Species comprising <1% of the fauna (1 P. [Paraphlebotomus] alexandri and 3 P. [Adlerius] halepensis) found in the southern focus were not included.

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