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The Epidemiology and Ecology of Leishmaniasis

Edited by David Claborn

Missouri State University

Leishmaniasis is a vector-borne, parasitic disease with tremendous variety in presentation, biology, and epidemiology. Any book on this disease must acknowledge the nearly impossible task of providing an exhaustive account of leishmaniasis simply because the epidemiology of the disease is so very complex. This book addresses some of this variety with chapters on the epidemiology of leishmaniasis in North Africa, Central America, and South America. The purpose of the book is not to specifically address diagnosis and treatment of the disease, but rather to provide a sample of the differing epidemiologies of leishmaniasis that occur due to variations in local habitats; the presence of different vectors, reservoirs, and agents; and the wide variety of cultures in which this disease occurs.

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The Epidemiology and Ecology of LeishmaniasisEdited by David Claborn

Published: March 1st 2017

DOI: 10.5772/62617

ISBN: 978-953-51-2972-1

Print ISBN: 978-953-51-2971-4

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-7346-5

Copyright year: 2017

Books open for chapter submissions

12182 Total Chapter Downloads

13 Crossref Citations

14 Web of Science Citations

30 Dimensions Citations


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1. Living on the Edge: Border Countries Should Have Strict Veterinary and Health Policy on Leishmaniasis

By Tina Kotnik and Vladimir Ivović


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2. Clinical Manifestations of Visceral Leishmaniasis (American Visceral Leishmaniasis)

By Celia M.S. Pedrosa


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3. Application of the Eco-Epidemiological Method in the Study of Leishmaniasis Transmission Foci

By Iván D. Vélez, Lina M. Carrillo, Horacio Cadena, Carlos Muskus and Sara M. Robledo


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4. Visceral Leishmaniasis and Natural Infection Rates of Leishmania in Lutzomyia longipalpis in Latin America

By Kárita Cláudia Freitas Lidani, Fabiana A. Andrade, Maria R.P.A. Tizzot, Magda C.V. Costa-Ribeiro, Marcia H. Beltrame and Iara J. Messias-Reason


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5. Epidemiology of Cutaneous Leishmaniasis in Tunisia

By Bettaieb Jihène and Nouira Meriam


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6. Ecoepidemiology of American Visceral Leishmaniasis in Tocantins State, Brazil: Factors Associated with the Occurrence and Spreading of the Vector Lutzomyia (Lutzomyia) longipalpis (Lutz & Neiva, 1912) (Diptera: Psychodidae: Phlebotominae)

By Margarete Martins dos Santos Afonso, Sérgio Augusto de Miranda Chaves, Mônica de Avelar Figueiredo Mafra Magalhães, Renata Gracie, Carina Azevedo, Bruno Moreira de Carvalho and Elizabeth Ferreira Rangel


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7. Leishmaniasis in Tunisia: History and New Insights into the Epidemiology of a Neglected Disease

By Najoua Haouas and Hamouda Babba


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8. Eco-Epidemiological and Immunological Features of Localized Cutaneous Leishmaniasis in Southeastern Mexico: Thirty Years of Study

By Fernando J. Andrade-Narvaez, Nicole R. Van Wynsberghe, Erika I. Sosa-Bibiano and Elsy Nalleli Loria-Cervera


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9. Survey of Cutaneous Leishmaniasis in Mexico: Leishmania Species, Clinical Expressions and Risk Factors

By Amalia Monroy-Ostria and Gustavo Sanchez-Tejeda


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