Animal reservoirs of visceral leishmaniasis in India.

  title={Animal reservoirs of visceral leishmaniasis in India.},
  author={Niti Singh and Jyotsna K. Mishra and Ram Murti Singh and Sarman Singh},
  journal={The Journal of parasitology},
  volume={99 1},
Visceral leishmaniasis (VL) is a disease that has both zoonotic and anthroponotic etiologies. In India, VL is endemic, considered to be anthroponotic, and caused by Leishmania donovani . Anthroponotic diseases are maintained by transmission from human to human and to a lesser extent from human to animals. Serum samples from 1,220 animals from 7 human VL endemic districts of Bihar, India, were tested for antibodies to a recombinant kinetoplast antigen (rK39 antigen) present in amastigotes of… CONTINUE READING
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