Situational analysis of leishmaniases research in Kenya.

  title={Situational analysis of leishmaniases research in Kenya.},
  author={Willy Kiprotich Tonui},
  journal={African journal of health sciences},
  volume={13 1-2},
Leishmania spp are protozoan parasites of the Trypanosomatidae family that cause disease in humans and animals. In general, infections with these parasites can be divided into three main forms namely, cutaneous, mucocutaneous, and visceral leishmaniases. The disease is prevalent in many tropical and subtropical regions of the world, where it is transmitted via the bite of an infected sand fly. Leishmaniasis has been known to be endemic in parts of Kenya from as far back as early in the 20th… CONTINUE READING
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