Published in TB and Outbreaks Week, August 21st, 2001
Leishmaniasis, a disabling and sometimes deadly tropical illness, is caused by a parasite transmitted to people through the bite of a sand fly. Scientists from the U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) now describe how a vaccine they developed against a component of sand fly saliva prevents leishmaniasis in mice.
Leishmaniasis, a major health problem in many tropical and desert climates, has resisted efforts to develop an effective vaccine. "[This] report describes a...
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