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J Clin Microbiol. 2006 Mar;44(3):1120-2.

First report of Leishmania infantum in French Guiana: canine visceral leishmaniasis imported from the Old World.

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Laboratoire Hospitalo-Universitaire de Parasitologie et Mycologie Médicale, Equipe EA 3593, UFR de Médecine de l'Université des Antilles et de la Guyane, Campus Saint-Denis, B. P. 718, 97336 Cayenne, Guyane Française. ufrmedag2@wanadoo.fr

Abstract

The first two cases of canine visceral leishmaniasis in French Guiana are described. One infected dog was most probably imported from France. A second dog was then infected with Leishmania infantum in French Guiana. These observations exemplify the intercontinental transportation theory for L. infantum.

PMID:
16517909
PMCID:
PMC1393124
DOI:
10.1128/JCM.44.3.1120-1122.2006
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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