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Leishmaniasis: Status in Tunisia (1986)

  • R. Ben Ismail
  • M. Ben Said
  • M. S. Ben Rachid
Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (NSSA, volume 171)

Abstract

Visceral (VL) and cutaneous (CL) leishmaniasis both occur in Tunisia. the first CL cases have been reported in Gafsa by Deperet and Boinet 1, 2 in 1884 and the first infantile CL case was detected by Laveran 3 in 1903, in a suburb of Tunis. Since then, records on leishmaniasis were regularly reported by several workers 4–14. the recent occurrence of severe outbreaks of zoonotic Cl in the centre of the country 15 has modified the epidemiological picture and has made it necessary to give an up-to-date outline of the leishmaniasis situation in Tunisia.

Keywords

Visceral Leishmaniasis Cutaneous Leishmaniasis Leishmania Infantum Severe Outbreak Active Case Detection 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • R. Ben Ismail
    • 1
  • M. Ben Said
    • 1
  • M. S. Ben Rachid
    • 1
  1. 1.Department de Parasitologie — Faculte de MedicineTunisTunisia

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