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- Spitzova, Tatiana, et al. Show all 9 Authors
- International journal for parasitology 2019 v.8 pp. 118-126
- Arvicanthis; Leishmania major; Mastomys natalensis; Phlebotomus duboscqi; animal organs; blood; cutaneous leishmaniasis; disease reservoirs; hosts; parasite load; parasites; pathogenicity; pigmentation; promastigotes; quantitative polymerase chain reaction; rodents; sand; zoonoses; Sub-Saharan Africa
- ... Cutaneous leishmaniasis caused by Leishmania major is a typical zoonosis circulating in rodents. In Sub-Saharan Africa the reservoirs remain to be identified, although L. major has been detected in several rodent species including members of the genera Arvicanthis and Mastomys. However, differentiation of true reservoir hosts from incidental hosts requires in-depth studies both in the field and in ...