Leishmaniasis|omicsgroup|Journal Of Bacteriology And Parasitology

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Leishmaniasis is a major vector-borne disease caused by obligate intramacrophage protozoa of the genus Leishmania, and transmitted by the bite of phlebotomine female sand flies of the genera Phlebotomus and Lutzomyia, in the old and new worlds, respectively. Among 20 well-recognized Leishmania species known to infect humans, 18 have zoonotic nature, which include agents of visceral, cutaneous, and mucocutaneous forms of the disease, in both the old and new worlds. Currently, leishmaniasis show a wider geographic distribution and increased global incidence. Environmental, demographic and human behaviors contribute to the changing landscape for zoonotic cutaneous and visceral leishmaniasis. The primary reservoir hosts of Leishmania are sylvatic mammals such as forest rodents, hyraxes and wild canids, and dogs are the most important species among domesticated animals in the epidemiology of this disease. OMICS Group International is one of the leading Open Access Publishers which is publishing 700+ peer-reviewed journals. Journal of Bacteriology & Parasitology is one of the top Peer-reviewed open access journals that emphasises Microbiological, diagnosis, treatment of infections with their Therapeutic & diagnostics aspects. It publishes original research articles, novel, and scientifically sound findings dealing with Bacteria and Parasites of Medical relevance to human or veterinary health, as well as those with application in Environmental or Food Sciences related to microbiology.
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Last date updated on January, 2021