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Within the mammalian host, Leishmania donovani is an obligatory intracellular protozoan parasite that resides and multiplies exclusively in the phagolysosomes of macrophages. Leishmania control relies primarily on chemotherapy, with the mainstay being pentavalent antimony (SbV) complexed to carbohydrates in the form of sodium stibogluconate (Pentostam) or(More)
Acute gastroenteritis (AGE) is an important public-health issue in Dominica. To determine the burden of AGE in Dominica, a retrospective, cross-sectional population survey was conducted in March-April 2009 and October 2010 (low- and-high-AGE seasons) and a laboratory survey from April 2009 to March 2010. The overall monthly prevalence of self-reported AGE(More)
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