Natural infection of Ctenodactylus gundi by Leishmania major in Tunisia.

@article{Ghawar2018NaturalIO,
  title={Natural infection of Ctenodactylus gundi by Leishmania major in Tunisia.},
  author={Wissem Ghawar and Jih{\'e}ne Bettaieb and Sadok Salem and Mohammed-Ali Snoussi and Kaouther Jaouadi and Rihab Yazidi and Afif Ben-Salah},
  journal={Acta tropica},
  year={2018},
  volume={177},
  pages={89-93}
}
Incriminating new rodent species, as reservoir hosts of Leishmania parasites is crucial for understanding the transmission cycle of cutaneous leishmaniasis in Tunisia. Ctenodactylus (C.) gundi was previously described as extremely abundant in all Tunisian Leishmania (L.) tropica foci in south Tunisia besides its presence in L. major endemic area. The aim of this study was to detect Leishmania species parasites among C. gundi in two endemic regions in Tunisia: Sidi Bouzid and Tataouine. Total… CONTINUE READING