First molecular detection of Leishmania major within naturally infected Phlebotomus salehi from a zoonotic cutaneous leishmaniasis focus in southern Iran.

@article{Azizi2012FirstMD,
  title={First molecular detection of Leishmania major within naturally infected Phlebotomus salehi from a zoonotic cutaneous leishmaniasis focus in southern Iran.},
  author={Kourosh Azizi and Mohammad Reza Fakoorziba and M Djalali Jalali and Mohammad Djaefar Moemenbellah-Fard},
  journal={Tropical biomedicine},
  year={2012},
  volume={29 1},
  pages={1-8}
}
Human cutaneous leishmaniasis (CL) is a major notifiable public health problem in many parts of Iran. It is often caused by the zooflagellate parasite Leishmania major which is mainly transmitted by the bites of female phlebotomine sandflies belonging to the genus Phlebotomus (Diptera: Psychodidae). The annual incidence of CL in Fars province, southern Iran, was about 108-144 in 2007. The leishmanial infections of wild sandflies that may act as vectors were thus investigated at an endemic focus… CONTINUE READING

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