Published in Medical Letter on the CDC and FDA, November 30th, 2003
Scientists there described "a new focus of cutaneous leishmaniasis (CL) due to Leishmania tropica, in the Galilee region of northern Israel."
"Thirty-three cases from four villages (northern part) and from the city of Tiberias (southern part) have been clinically diagnosed since 1996," explained R.L. Jacobson and coauthors at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. In their study, "parasites from 13 patients and from 6 sand flies were characterized by isoenzyme electrophoresis, 2 immunological methods, and 3 polymerase chain reaction (PCR)-based...
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