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The predominant sand fly species collected inside houses in Kfar Adumim, an Israeli village in the Judean Desert that is a focus of cutaneous leishmaniasis, was Phlebotomus papatasi, which was also(More)
BackgroundLeishmaniases are divided into cutaneous (CL) and visceral leishmaniasis (VL). In the Old World, CL is caused by Leishmania (L.) major, L. tropica and L. aethiopica. L. tropica can also(More)
Three polymerase chain reaction (PCR) assays - kinetoplast DNA (kDNA) PCR, 7SL PCR, ITS1 PCR - were compared for their ability to detect leishmanial parasites in the skin tissue aspirates of 212(More)