Native rodent species are unlikely sources of infection for Leishmania (Viannia) braziliensis along the Transoceanic Highway in Madre de Dios, Peru.

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Lisa A Shender; Maxy De Los Santos; Joel M Montgomery; Patricia A Conrad; Bruno M Ghersi; Hugo Razuri; Andres G Lescano; Jonna A K Mazet;
  • Publisher: Public Library of Science (PLoS)
  • Journal: PLoS ONE,volume 9,issue 7 (issn: 1932-6203, eissn: 1932-6203)
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0103358, pmc: PMC4111550
  • Subject: Research Article | Biology and Life Sciences | Veterinary Science | Veterinary Diseases | Infectious Diseases | Microbiology | Zoonoses | Medicine | Protozoans | Leishmaniasis | Parasitic Protozoans | Q | Parasite Physiology | R | Veterinary Parasitology | Science | Organisms | Protozoology | Veterinary Epidemiology | Medicine and Health Sciences | Protozoan Infections | Zoology | Parasitology
    mesheuropmc: parasitic diseases

An estimated 2.3 million disability-adjusted life years are lost globally from leishmaniasis. In Peru's Amazon region, the department of Madre de Dios (MDD) rises above the rest of the country in terms of the annual incidence rates of human leishmaniasis. Leishmania (Vi... View more
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