Coarse-resolution Ecology of Etiological Agent, Vector, and Reservoirs of Zoonotic Cutaneous Leishmaniasis in Libya

@article{Samy2016CoarseresolutionEO,
  title={Coarse-resolution Ecology of Etiological Agent, Vector, and Reservoirs of Zoonotic Cutaneous Leishmaniasis in Libya},
  author={Abdallah M. Samy and Badereddin B. Annajar and Mostafa Ramadhan Dokhan and Samia Boussaa and Andrew Townsend Peterson},
  journal={PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases},
  year={2016},
  volume={10}
}
Abstract Cutaneous leishmaniasis ranks among the tropical diseases least known and most neglected in Libya. World Health Organization reports recognized associations of Phlebotomus papatasi, Psammomys obesus, and Meriones spp., with transmission of zoonotic cutaneous leishmaniasis (ZCL; caused by Leishmania major) across Libya. Here, we map risk of ZCL infection based on occurrence records of L. major, P. papatasi, and four potential animal reservoirs (Meriones libycus, Meriones shawi… Expand
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