leishmania infecting man and wild animals in saudi arabia. 5. diversity of parasites causing visceral leishmaniasis in man and dogs in the south-west.kala-azar (vl), mainly affecting infants and young children, is being increasingly reported in the south-west of saudi arabia, 305 cases being diagnosed in 1988. most cases arise in scattered locations in the foothills west of the asir mountains at altitudes between about 500 and 1000 m, although case clusters are apparent in some villages. some cases also occur between the foothills and the red sea coast. the incidence in the south-west was calculated to be of the order of 6 to 8/10,000 populat ...19892617600
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