Leishmaniasis in Turkey: molecular characterization of Leishmania from human and canine clinical samples.

@article{Toz2009LeishmaniasisIT,
  title={Leishmaniasis in Turkey: molecular characterization of Leishmania from human and canine clinical samples.},
  author={Seray {\"O}zensoy Toz and Abedelmajeed Nasereddin and Yusuf Ozbel and Hatice Ertabaklar and G{\"u}lnaz Çulha and Naser R Sevil and M Ziya Alkan and Charles L Jaffe},
  journal={Tropical medicine & international health : TM & IH},
  year={2009},
  volume={14 11},
  pages={1401-6}
}
Human leishmaniasis, both visceral and cutaneous, and canine leishmaniasis have been reported in Turkey for centuries. However, the advent of new diagnostic tools during the last 30 years has led to the recognition that leishmaniasis is an important public health problem throughout the country. In most disease foci both canine and human leishmaniases exist together and identification of parasite species causing these diseases is a pre-requisite for understanding disease epidemiology. A total of… CONTINUE READING