A zoonotic focus of cutaneous leishmaniasis due to Leishmania tropica at Utut, Rift Valley Province, Kenya.

@article{Sang1994AZF,
  title={A zoonotic focus of cutaneous leishmaniasis due to Leishmania tropica at Utut, Rift Valley Province, Kenya.},
  author={D K Sang and W K Njeru and Richard William Ashford},
  journal={Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene},
  year={1994},
  volume={88 1},
  pages={35-7}
}
Several foci of cutaneous leishmaniasis have been identified in central Kenya and the Rift Valley. One of these was the Utut focus of Leishmania tropica on the floor of the Rift Valley between Gilgil and Elementaita, where intense transmission was detected. High infection and scar rates were detected among illegal charcoal burners in a previously uninhabited forest reserve on a lava flow containing numerous caves and rock crevices inhabited by sandflies and mammals which included hyraxes… CONTINUE READING

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