Erratum Influence of Basic Environmental Factors on Seasonal Variation and Distribution of Sand Flies at Ben Slimane Sites in Fez City, Morocco

http://www.doi.org/10.26538/tjnpr/v6i9.7

Authors

  • Fatima Zahra Talbi Hassan First University of Settat, Faculty of Sciences and Technologies, Laboratory of Biochemistry,Neurosciences, Natural Resources and Environment, P.O. Box 577, 26000 Settat, Morocco
  • Abdelilah Merabti Higher Institute of Nursing Professions and Health Techniques of Fez, Regional Health Directorate Fez-Meknes, EL Ghassani Hospital, 30000 Fez, Morocco
  • Fouad El-Akhal HigherInstitute of Nursing Professions and Health Techniques of Tetouan (annex Al Hoceima), Regional Health Directorate, Mohammed V Hospital, Al Hoceima, 32000, Morocco
  • Abdellatif Alami Laboratory of Applied Organic Chemistry, Faculty of Science and Technology, Sidi Mohamed Ben Abdellah University, Fez, Morocco
  • Hajar El Omari Ministry of National Education, Early Education, and Athletics, Regional Academy of Education and Formation of Fez-Meknes, Qualifying Secondary School Teacher, Moulay Ismail High School, Meknes, Morocco
  • Mohamed Najy Natural Resources and Sustainable Development Laboratory, Faculty of Sciences, Ibn Tofail University, BP133, 14000, Kenitra, Morocco
  • Rachid Amaiach Higher Institute of Nursing Professions and Health Techniques of Fez, Regional Health Directorate Fez-Meknes, EL Ghassani Hospital, 30000 Fez, Morocco
  • Meryem Mrani Alaoui Laboratory of Biochemistry, Environment and Agrifood, URAC36, Faculty of Sciences and Technologies, Hassan II University Casablanca, BP 146, 20650, Mohammedia, Morocco
  • Amal Taroq Laboratory of Natural Substances, Pharmacology, Environment, Modilesation, Health and Quality of Life, Faculty of Sciences Dhar Mahraz, University Sidi Mohamed Ben Abdellah, Fez, Morocco
  • Fatiha El Khayyat Natural Resources and Sustainable Development Laboratory, Faculty of Sciences, Ibn Tofail University, BP133, 14000, Kenitra, Morocco
  • Moussa Benboubker Laboratory of Human Pathology, Biomedicine and Environment, Faculty of Medicine and Pharmacy, Sidi Mohammed Ben Abdellah University, Fez, Morocco
  • Said Hilali Hassan First University of Settat, Faculty of Sciences and Technologies, Laboratory of Biochemistry,Neurosciences, Natural Resources and Environment, P.O. Box 577, 26000 Settat, Morocco
  • Abdelkarim Taam Laboratory of Engineering Sciences, National School of Applied Sciences, Ibn Tofail University, Morocco
  • Abdelhakim El Ouali Lalami Higher Institute of Nursing Professions and Health Techniques of Fez, Regional Health Directorate Fez-Meknes, EL Ghassani Hospital, 30000 Fez, Morocco

Keywords:

Fez,, Ben Slimane,, Monitoring,, Morocco,, Sand fly,, Phlebotomus,, Temperature.

Abstract

Cases of cutaneous leishmaniasis are reported yearly in Fez, Morocco, although the inventory of its responsible mechanical vectors remains undocumented. The present study was aimed at investigating the impact of environmental conditions on the seasonal variation and dispersion of sand flies in Ben Slimane sites in Fez City, Morocco. Samplings were conducted every fortnight from March to September 2009 in five selected sites in Ben Slimane, Morocco. The collected sand fly samples were preserved and identified. Also, monthly temperature and relative humidity data were obtained from each site. All the data were analyzed statistically. A total of 13,081 sand flies of the Phlebotomus genus namely,P. perniciosus (52.58%), P. sergenti (30.14%), and P. longicuspis (17.29%) were The seasonal activity of the total captured sand flies reached a bimodal evolution for the three species collected. Its peak was in June (43.47%). Phlebotomus perniciosus was found to be the most abundant with two peaks, the first was in June (30.43%) and the second was in August (22.42%). Sand fly activity temperatures ranged between 23 and 30°C in Ben Slimane sites, with relative humidity ranging from 30 to 70%. The interaction between numerous climatic factors indicated that the period of activity and abundance of sand flies are substantially influenced by the study site's climatic conditions. Sand flies become more abundant as the temperature rises. The findings will help better understand the dynamics of leishmaniasis transmission in Fez and will contribute to the design of a surveillance strategy.

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2022-10-01

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Zahra Talbi, F., Merabti, A., El-Akhal, F., Alami, A., El Omari, H., Najy, M., … El Ouali Lalami, A. (2022). Erratum Influence of Basic Environmental Factors on Seasonal Variation and Distribution of Sand Flies at Ben Slimane Sites in Fez City, Morocco: http://www.doi.org/10.26538/tjnpr/v6i9.7. Tropical Journal of Natural Product Research (TJNPR), 6(10), 1391–1395. Retrieved from https://tjnpr.org/index.php/home/article/view/1325

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