Molecular approaches applied to the epidemiology of leishmaniasis in Venezuela.

Abstract

Leishmaniasis is on the increase in Venezuela (ca 30,000 new cases per year) due to deterioration in health management, increased risk groups among inmunosuppressed individuals and increased human penetration into the ecological habitats of sandfly vectors. An STD2-funded project (1989-1992) focused on the Andean state of Táchira, which showed the highest… (More)

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