Leishmaniasis reservoirs

Leishmaniases in Greece

During the last 35 years, visceral leishmaniasis has spread in Greece with autochthonous human cases appearing in 41 of the 54 prefectures. The occurrence of the disease was mapped and related to dog seropositivity, environmental and geospatial risk factors. Average dog seropositivity was 22.1% and positive animals were found in 43 of 54 prefectures.

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.

New findings on old and emerging reservoir hosts of Leishmania infantum

Leishmaniasis caused by Leishmania infantum, or its synonym Leishmania chagasi, is a major potentially fatal zoonotic infection.


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.

Leishmaniasis in the Middle East: Incidence and Epidemiology

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