IRD - 2001 - Genetic heterogeneity and phylogenetic status of Leishmania (Leishmania) infantum zymodeme MON-1. Epidemiological implications. WIKIPEDIA – Leishmaniasis. Leishmaniasis (/ˌliːʃməˈnaɪəsɪs/) or leishmaniosis (/liːʃˌmeɪnɪˈoʊsɪs/ or /liːʃˌmænɪˈoʊsɪs/) is a disease caused by protozoan parasites of the genus Leishmania and spread by the bite of certain types of sandflies. The disease can present in three main ways as: cutaneous leishmaniasis, mucocutaneous leishmaniasis and visceral leishmaniasis. The cutaneous form presents with skin ulcers, while the mucocutaneous form presents with ulcers of the skin, mouth and nose and the visceral form starts with skin ulcers and then later presents with fever, low red blood cells, and a large spleen and liver. Infections in humans are caused by more than 20 species of Leishmania. Risk factors include: poverty, malnutrition, deforestation and urbanization. All three types can be diagnosed by directly seeing the parasites under the microscope. Additionally visceral disease can be diagnosed via blood tests. Signs and symptoms Cutaneous leishmaniasis ulcer on left forearm no data.
Universitätsmedizin Berlin 18/09/07 Studies on epidemiology and genetic diversity of Leishmania infantum endemic in the Southern. JOURNAL OF CLINICAL MICROBIOLOGY, - 2001 - Prevalence of Leishmania infantum Infection in Dogs Living in an Area of Canine Leish. Mem. Inst. Oswaldo Cruz vol.96 no.7 Rio de Janeiro Oct. 2001 Isolation of Leishmania infantum, Zymodeme MON-1 from Canine and Hu. Isolation of Leishmania infantum, Zymodeme MON-1 from Canine and Human Visceral Leishmaniasis on Margarita Island, Venezuela Vol. 96(7): 901-902, October 2001 Olga Zerpa/+, Francine Pratlong*, Marian Ulrich, Jacinto Convit Instituto de Biomedicina, Universidad Central de Venezuela, Apartado postal 4043 (Esquina San Nicolás, San José), Caracas 1010A, Venezuela *Centre Nacional de Reference sur les Leishmanioses, Centre Hospitalier-Universitaire, Montpellier, France An increase in the incidence of human visceral leishmaniasis (HVL) has been detected in recent years on Margarita Island, located off the NE coast of Venezuela.
Recent studies have revealed reactivity to rK39 antigen (Leishmania chagasi) in 20% of 541 sera from domestic dogs in endemic communities; PCR reactions were positive using primers for the L. donovani complex. Leishmania. Leishmania /liːʃˈmeɪnɪə/ is a genus of trypanosomatid protozoa and is the parasite responsible for the disease leishmaniasis. It is spread through sandflies of the genus Phlebotomus in the Old World, and of the genus Lutzomyia in the New World.
At least 93 sandfly species are proven or probable Leishmania vectors worldwide. Their primary hosts are vertebrates; Leishmania commonly infects hyraxes, canids, rodents, and humans. History The parasite was named in 1903 after the Scottish pathologist William Boog Leishman. Epidemiology Leishmania currently affects 12 million people in 98 countries.
Structure Leishmania are unicellular eukaryotes having well-defined nucleus and other cell organelles including kinetoplast and flagellum. Amastigote form found in the mononuclear phagocyte and circulatory systems of humans. Evolution The details of the evolution of this genus are debated, but it appears that Leishmania evolved from an ancestral trypanosome lineage. INDIAN JOURNAL OF MEDICAL MICROBIOLOGY - Transfusion transmitted leishmaniasis: A case report and review of literature. CDC EID AOUT 2006 Au sommaire: Visceral Leishmaniasis, United Kingdom, 1985-2004, A.N.J. Malik et al. Heartland virus (HRTV) is a recently described phlebovirus initially isolated in 2009 from 2 humans who had leukopenia and thrombocytopenia.
Serologic assessment of domestic and wild animal populations near the residence of 1 of these persons showed high exposure rates to raccoons, white-tailed deer, and horses. To our knowledge, no laboratory-based assessments of viremic potential of animals infected with HRTV have been performed. We experimentally inoculated several vertebrates (raccoons, goats, chickens, rabbits, hamsters, C57BL/6 mice, and interferon-α/β/γ receptor–deficient [Ag129]) mice with this virus. All animals showed immune responses against HRTV after primary or secondary exposure. However, neutralizing antibody responses were limited. Mediterranean Zoonoses Control Programme of the World Health Organization - DRAFT - LEISHMANIASIS (PDF, 649 kB) Bridging Research and Leishmanianis Control. INSTITUT DE MEDECINE TROPICALE ANVERS 06/11/07 LeishRisk jette un pont entre la recherche et la pratique pour la lutte contre la. CDC EID - OCT 2006 - Zoonotic Cutaneous Leishmaniasis, Afghanistan.
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