Global & Disaster Medicine

University of Iowa study: A vaccination used to treat dogs with leishmaniasis could be effective in containing its spread to humans.

Daily Iowan

“….Leishmaniasis is a tropical infectious disease found in 98 countries around the globe. According to an estimate from the World Health Organization, it kills approximately 20,000 to 40,000 people a year in mostly five countries: Bangladesh, Brazil, Ethiopia, India, and Sudan. It also kills thousands of dogs.….”

Leishmania lifecycle


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