Corpus ID: 40313564

[Isolation of Leishmania major Yakimoff and Shokhor, 1914 (Kinetoplastida-Trypanosomatidae) in Meriones shawi-shawi (Duvernoy, 1842) (Rodentia-Gerbillidae) in Tunisia].

@article{Rioux1986IsolationOL,
  title={[Isolation of Leishmania major Yakimoff and Shokhor, 1914 (Kinetoplastida-Trypanosomatidae) in Meriones shawi-shawi (Duvernoy, 1842) (Rodentia-Gerbillidae) in Tunisia].},
  author={J. Rioux and F. Petter and A. Zahaf and G. Lanotte and R. Houin and D. Jarry and J. Perieres and A. Martini and S. Sarhani},
  journal={Annales de parasitologie humaine et comparee},
  year={1986},
  volume={61 2},
  pages={
          139-45
        }
}
Leishmania major, agent of zoonotic cutaneous leishmaniasis, has been isolated from the rodent Meriones shawi shawi in central Tunisia. As a result, the North saharan arid mediterranean area can be considered as epidemiologically homogeneous.