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Leishmanioza ne Shqiperi - Leishmaniasis in Albania

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Reducing Visceral Leishmaniasis by Insecticide Impregnation of Bed-Nets, Bangladesh.

The effect of insecticide-treated materials on reducing visceral leishmaniasis (VL) is disputable. In Bangladesh, we evaluated the effect of a community-based intervention with insecticide impregnation of existing bed-nets in reducing VL incidence. This intervention reduced VL by 66.5%. Widespread bed-net impregnation with slow-release insecticide may control VL in Bangladesh.

Leishmaniasis Worldwide and Global Estimates of Its Incidence

Although estimated to cause the ninth largest disease burden among individual infectious diseases, leishmaniasis is largely ignored in discussions of tropical disease priorities. This consignment to critical oblivion results from its complex epidemiology and ecology, the lack of simple, easily-applied tools for case management and the paucity of current incidence data, and often results in a failure on the part of policy-makers to recognize its importance.

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Congenital Transmission of Visceral Leishmaniasis (Kala Azar) From an Asymptomatic Mother to Her Child

In this article, we report the case of a 16-month-old German boy who was admitted to the Children’s Hospital of Stuttgart with a 4-week history of intermittent fever, decreased appetite, weakness, fatigue, and difficulty sleeping.

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Visceral Leishmaniasis in a UK Toddler following a Short Trip to a Popular Holiday Destination in Spain

Leishmaniasis is a zoonotic parasitic disease with a reservoir of dogs, wild rodents, and other animals in endemic areas. It is transmitted by the female phlebotomine sandfly and humans are an accidental host. Currently, there are an estimated 12 million people affected worldwide. Clinically, leishmaniasis can be subdivided into cutaneous, visceral, and mucocutaneous types, each being transmitted by different species and subspecies of the sandfly, producing a diverse spectrum of symptoms.

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Determinants for the Development of Visceral Leishmaniasis Disease

Leishmaniasis is a neglected tropical disease caused by Leishmania protozoa that are transmitted to mammalian hosts by an infected sand fly. Leishmania have a dimorphic life cycle in which parasites reside as extracellular promastigotes in the vector and as intracellular amastigotes in mammalian host macrophages.

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Resurgence of Cutaneous Leishmaniasis in Israel, 2001–2012

Cutaneous leishmaniasis has long been endemic in Israel. After a 15-year period of moderate illness rates, reported incidence increased from 0.4 cases per 100,000 population in 2001 to 4.4 cases per 100,000 population in 2012, and the disease emerged in areas where its presence had previously been minimal.

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