The endemicity of Leishmania tropica (zymodeme MON-137) in the Eira-Yarqa area of Salt District, Jordan.

@article{Saliba1997TheEO,
  title={The endemicity of Leishmania tropica (zymodeme MON-137) in the Eira-Yarqa area of Salt District, Jordan.},
  author={Elias K. Saliba and Nadine Saleh and Oumeish Youssef Oumeish and Safie Khoury and Z Bisharat and R al-Ouran},
  journal={Annals of tropical medicine and parasitology},
  year={1997},
  volume={91 5},
  pages={453-9}
}
The endemicity of cutaneous leishmaniasis (CL) caused by Leishmania tropica was ascertained in a focus of the disease around Eira and Yarqa in Salt District, Jordan. This focus is about 10 km to the east of another focus of CL, where L. major is the causative agent. As CL occurs sporadically in the study area, with nine cases diagnosed between 1993 and 1995, it is probably zoonotic. Each case had one or two lesions and most lesions were on the face. Isoenzymatic electrophoresis showed that all… CONTINUE READING

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