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Leishmania parasites are transmitted by phlebotomine sand flies and can cause diverse clinical manifestations known as leishmaniasis. Drug resistance/toxicity and Leishmania/HIV coinfection call for a safe, effective vaccine. Recent research focuses on generating vaccines targeted on parasite- or sand fly-derived components. Defining the optimal combinations of antigens and adjuvants that elicit durable cellular immunity is critical for the control of leishmaniasis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationVaccines for Biodefense and Emerging and Neglected Diseases
PublisherElsevier Inc.
Number of pages15
ISBN (Print)9780123694089
StatePublished - 2009

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Immunology and Microbiology


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