Leishmania infantum Genetic Diversity and Lutzomyia longipalpis Mitochondrial Haplotypes in Brazil

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Ribolla, Paulo Eduardo Martins ; Gushi, Letícia Tsieme ; Pires e Cruz, Maria do Socorro ; Costa, Carlos Henrique Nery ; Costa, Dorcas Lamounier ; Lima Júnior, Manoel Sebastião da Costa ; Dorval, Maria Elizabeth Moraes Cavalheiros ; Gutierrez de Oliveira, Alessandra ; da Cunha Santos, Mirella Ferreira ; Fonseca Camargo-Neves, Vera Lúcia ; Fortaleza, Carlos Magno Castello Branco ; Alonso, Diego Peres (2016)
  • Publisher: Hindawi Publishing Corporation
  • Journal: BioMed Research International, volume 2,016 (issn: 2314-6133, eissn: 2314-6141)
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.1155/2016/9249217, pmc: PMC4828539
  • Subject: R | Research Article | Medicine | Article Subject
    mesheuropmc: parasitic diseases

Leishmania infantum is the etiological agent of visceral leishmaniasis (VL) in the Americas with domestic dogs being its major reservoir hosts. The main VL vector is the sandfly Lutzomyia longipalpis, while other Lutzomyia species may play a role in disease transmission... View more
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