Published in TB and Outbreaks Week, August 20th, 2002
Zoonotic visceral leishmaniasis is caused by transmission of a parasite, Leishmania infantum, from animals (mostly domestic dogs) by blood-sucking sandflies. In people, clinical symptoms of the disease, which is often fatal if left untreated, include fever, swollen liver and spleen, and anemia.
Clive Davies from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and colleagues from the University of Tabriz, Iran, fitted deltamethrin-impregnated...
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