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leishmania

(liːʃˈmeɪnɪə)
n
(Microbiology) any parasitic flagellate protozoan of the genus Leishmania: infects humans and animals and causes diseases ranging from skin lesions to potentially fatal organ damage
[C20: New Latin, named after Sir W.B. Leishman (1865–1926), Scottish bacteriologist]
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Noun1.Leishmania - flagellate protozoan that causes leishmaniasis
flagellate, flagellate protozoan, flagellated protozoan, mastigophoran, mastigophore - a usually nonphotosynthetic free-living protozoan with whiplike appendages; some are pathogens of humans and other animals
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Mindful of the animal and human health issues related to parasitism in this country, Virbac, since March, has been providing Turkish veterinarians with CANILEISH[R], the first protein-based vaccine excreted-secreted from Leishmania infantum to prevent canine leishmaniosis.
A retrospective clinical study of canine leishmaniasis in 150 dogs naturally infected by Leishmania infantum. Vet.
Canine and human leishmaniasis caused by Leishmania infantum is considered an emerging disease in the Mediterranean basin (1).
Dr McKenna added: "It is important to take note of this first reported case of likely dog-to-dog transmission of Leishmania infantum in the UK.
In medical journal Vet Record, Dr Myles McKenna and colleagues said: "It is important to take note of this first reported case of likely dog-to-dog transmission of Leishmania infantum in the UK.
Clinical manifestations and genetic variation of Leishmania infantum and Leishmania tropica in Southern Turkey.
Canine leishmaniasis is caused by the parasite Leishmania infantum and is typically transmitted by sand fly bites in tropical countries.
Polymerase chain reaction and real-time PCR for diagnosing of Leishmania infantum chagasi in dogs.
The dog is the principal host for VL and in Turkey the infection caused by Leishmania infantum (Ozensoy et al., 1998).
Visceral leishmaniasis is a tropical systemic infection caused by protozoa of the genus Leishmania (Leishmania donovani in Asia and Africa, Leishmania infantum in the Mediterranean, and Leishmania chagasi in South America).

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