cutaneous leishmaniasis caused by leishmania infantum in southern israel.cutaneous leishmaniasis (cl) caused by leishmania major is common in southern israel, while leishmania infantum (sub-strain of l. donovani, causing zoonotic visceral leishmaniasis) infections were rarely reported in israel and only in other regions. we report the first case of l. infantum infection in southern israel, presented atypically as cl in an immunosuppressed 47-year old male. the patient was treated with liposomal amphotericin-b and recovered, without extra-cutaneous complications. diag ...201627787222
antibodies to selected canine pathogens and infestation with intestinal helminths in golden jackals (canis aureus) in israel.blood and fecal samples, collected from 46 healthy adult free-ranging golden jackals captured in two different locations in israel, were examined. a serological study was conducted to investigate the prevalence of circulating antibodies reacting with four common canine pathogens: canine distemper virus (cdv), canine parvovirus (cpv), ehrlichia canis and leishmania infantum. faecal flotation and haematological tests were also performed. the seroprevalence of cpv, e. canis, cdv, and l. infantum we ...200111409931
low seroprevalence of leishmania infantum and toxoplasma gondii in the horse population in israel.a cross-sectional investigation was done on the seroprevalence of leishmania infantum and toxoplasma gondii infection among apparently healthy horses in israel. this survey included 383 horses distributed in 22 farms throughout israel during the years 2011-2013. serum samples were tested for the presence of immunoglobulin g (igg) antibodies using the direct agglutination test (dat) specific to leishmania and by the modified agglutination test (mat) for the presence of igg antibodies to t. gondii ...201526580094
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