A review of the geographic distribution and epidemiology of leishmaniasis in the New World

G. Grimaldi, R. B. Tesh, D. McMahon-Pratt

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Abstract

A review of the epidemiologic aspects of the New World leishmaniasis, including their known geographic distribution, etiologic agents, zoonotic reservoirs, and insect vectors, based on biological and molecular characterization of Leishmania isolates is presented. Data summarized in this paper on parasite taxonomy and geographic distribution come from our studies of >1,000 New World Leishmania isolates identified by species-specific monoclonal antibodies using an indirect radioimmune binding assay and from scientific literature.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)687-725
Number of pages39
JournalAmerican Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
Volume41
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1989

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Parasitology
  • Virology
  • Infectious Diseases

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