Isolation and Characterization of Leishmania Major from Phlebotomus Papatasi and Military Personnel in North Sinai, Egypt
NAVAL MEDICAL RESEARCH UNIT NO 3 FPO NEW YORK 09527
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Cutaneous leishmaniasis CL was repeatedly diagnosed among members of the Multinational Forces and Observers MFO in the north Sinai. Leishmania parasites were isolated from both sandflies and suspected human cases of CL. This study revealed that Phlebotomus papatasi is the only man-biting species in this area. Leishmania parasites produced lesions in the footpads of BALBc mice, their excretory factor EF gave the serotype A1B2, and each isolate yielded isoenzyme profiles identical to those of the L. major reference strain. This is the first report of repeated, concurrent isolation of L. major from both sandflies and humans in Egypt. Cutaneous leishmaniasis, Diagnosis, Leishmania major, Phlebotomus papatasi, MFO personnel, North Sinai, Egypt.
- Personnel Management and Labor Relations
- Medicine and Medical Research