Sand fly surveillance: Watch the video!
France's Institut de Recherche pour le Developpement (IRD, an institute dedicated to research for development) has produced an informative video examining its study into the distribution and density of Phlebotomus sand flies.
The study, part of EDENext's sand fly work, is particularly interesting since it repeats the investigations conducted by Professor Jean-Antoine Rioux some 30 years ago, providing insight into changes in the sand fly population to the north of Montpellier in southern France.
The video features key members of the IRD team at work in the field and the lab, as well as Professor Rioux and their colleague Bulent Alten, from Hacettepe University, Turkey. They emphasise how important the international aspect has been, with teams in various countries deepening and sharing their knowledge on vectors for leishmaniasis.
The video is currently only available in French, but English sub-titles are being produced.
Watch the video on the IRD website .