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The Expanding World of Human Leishmaniasis

Author:
Cotton, James A.
Source:
Trends in parasitology 2017 v.33 no.5 pp. 341-344
ISSN:
1471-4922
Subject:
Leishmania enriettii, humans, leishmaniasis, midges, parasites, wildlife, Ghana, Martinique, Thailand
Abstract:
New Leishmania isolates form a novel group of human parasites related to Leishmania enrietti, with cases in Ghana, Thailand, and Martinique; other relatives infect Australian and South American wildlife. These parasites apparently cause both cutaneous and visceral disease, and may have evolved a novel transmission mechanism exploiting blood-feeding midges.
Agid:
5656201