survey of wild and domestic mammals for infection with leishmania infantum following an outbreak of desert zoonotic visceral leishmaniasis in jiashi, people's republic of 2008 and 2009, an outbreak of desert-subtype zoonotic visceral leishmaniasis occurred in jiashi county, xinjiang, china. so far, no animal reservoir has been identified for this type of visceral leishmaniasis. therefore, we surveyed the most common mammals (wild and domestic) for leishmania infections during the outbreak in 2008 and 2009 in order to identify the source of the visceral leishmaniasis in this region. spleen, liver, bone marrow and blood samples collected from 86 wood mice (apode ...201526177101
an outbreak of the desert sub-type of zoonotic visceral leishmaniasis in jiashi, xinjiang uygur autonomous region, people's republic of china.few outbreaks of the desert sub-type of zoonotic visceral leishmaniasis (vl) have been described worldwide. in 2008, the incidence rate of vl in jiashi county, xinjiang uygur autonomous region in the western part of the people's republic of china, increased more than twenty-folds compared to the average annual incidence rate. the majority of the cases (96.6%) occurred among <2 year-old infants. for the first time in the desert area of xinjiang, the parasites were isolated from bone marrow aspira ...201020434585
species discrimination and phylogenetic inference of 17 chinese leishmania isolates based on internal transcribed spacer 1 (its1) sequences.leishmaniasis is a geographically widespread disease, caused by protozoan flagellates of the genus leishmania. this disease still remains endemic in china, especially in the west and northwest frontier regions. to date, the phylogenetic relationships among chinese leishmania isolates are still unclear, and the possible taxonomic diversity remains to be established. in this study, the its1-5.8s fragments of ten isolates collected from different foci in china were determined. to infer the phylogen ...201020617444
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