etiologic agent of an epidemic of cutaneous leishmaniasis in tolima, colombia.american cutaneous leishmaniasis (acl) has been characterized as a zoonotic disease. however, peridomestic and domestic transmission have been recorded in at least nine countries in central and south america. the present study was undertaken to identify the etiologic agent of a peridomestic epidemic of acl in the department of tolima, colombia. leishmania isolates were obtained during the diagnosis of 56 patients with acl who consulted the local leishmaniasis control program in three municipalit ...200818256429
leishmania (viannia) infection in the domestic dog in chaparral, colombia.abstract. peridomestic transmission of american cutaneous leishmaniasis is increasingly reported and dogs may be a reservoir of leishmania (viannia) in this setting. we investigated the prevalence of infection in dogs in chaparral county, colombia, the focus of an epidemic of human cutaneous leishmaniasis caused by leishmania (viannia) guyanensis. two (0.72%) of 279 dogs had lesions typical of cutaneous leishmaniasis that were biopsy positive by kinetoplast dna polymerase chain reaction-southern ...201121540374
environmental factors associated with american cutaneous leishmaniasis in a new andean focus in evaluate the environmental and ecological factors associated with leishmania transmission and vector abundance in chaparral, tolima-colombia.201222882595
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