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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Regional Strategic Framework for elimination of kala-azar from the South-East Asia Region (2011-2015)


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.

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.


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.


Vector saliva in vaccines for visceral leishmaniasis: a brief encounter of high consequence?

Visceral leishmaniasis (VL) is a vector-borne disease transmitted by phlebotomine sand flies and remains the most serious form of the disease with no available human vaccine. Repeatedly, studies have demonstrated the immunogenicity and protective efficacy of a number of sand fly salivary proteins against cutaneous and visceral leishmaniasis.



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