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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 ...
- Spitzova, Tatiana, et al. Show all 12 Authors
- Acta tropica 2018 v.183 pp. 64-77
- Leishmania donovani; Phlebotomus orientalis; Vertisols; animals; clay minerals; cracking; disease reservoirs; dry season; environmental factors; farm labor; females; males; population density; remote sensing; saliva; seroprevalence; vegetation cover; villages; visceral leishmaniasis; volunteers; Ethiopia
- ... Visceral Leishmaniasis (VL) is a disseminated protozoan infection caused by Leishmania donovani that affects almost half a million people annually. In Northern Ethiopia, VL is common in migrant agricultural laborers returning from the lowland sesame fields of Metema and Humera. Recent VL foci have emerged in resident rural populations near the town. In the current study, we evaluate multilevel ent ...