Published in TB and Outbreaks Week, December 23rd, 2003
"In 1996, an epidemic outbreak of visceral leishmaniasis (VL) started in Barbar el Fugara, a village in Gedarif State (eastern Sudan). From 1997 to 2000, regular epidemiological studies were carried out in the human population, as well as in mammals and sand flies. In symptomatic patients, 46/69 lymph node, 6/20 post kala-azar dermal leishmaniasis (PKDL), and 1/4 cutaneous cultures in NNN medium were positive," scientists in France and Sudan report.
"In 69 dogs, 23/79 lymph node cultures were positive," stated Jacques Dereure at the CHU de Montpellier in France and...
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