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First molecular epidemiological study of cutaneous leishmaniasis in Libya.

OPEN PLoS neglected tropical diseases | 22 Jun 2012

A Amro, A Gashout, H Al-Dwibe, M Zahangir Alam, B Annajar, O Hamarsheh, H Shubar and G Schonian
Abstract
Cutaneous leishmaniasis (CL) is a major public health problem in Libya. The objective of this study was to investigate, for the first time, epidemiological features of CL outbreaks in Libya including molecular identification of parasites, the geographical distribution of cases and possible scenarios of parasite transmission.
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Concepts
Health care, Intestinal parasite, Leishmaniasis, Parasitism, Health, Cutaneous leishmaniasis, Public health, Epidemiology
MeSH headings
Adolescent, Adult, Aged, Aged, 80 and over, Child, Child, Preschool, DNA Fingerprinting, DNA, Protozoan, DNA, Ribosomal Spacer, Disease Outbreaks, Female, Humans, Infant, Leishmania major, Leishmania tropica, Leishmaniasis, Cutaneous, Libya, Male, Middle Aged, Molecular Epidemiology, Phylogeography, Polymorphism, Restriction Fragment Length, Topography, Medical, Young Adult
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