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Year : 1996  |  Volume : 62  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 19--21

New focus of cutaneous leishmaniasis in India : Preliminary report

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D Bora

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An epidemiological investigation was carried out in hilly areas of western ghats of Kerala state, India during 1993, to verify a focus of cutaneous leishmaniasis. Out of 406 surveyed population, 11 cases were detected, among which two were positive for LD bodies in slit skin scraping examination. The disease was indigenously transmitted. Further investigation is advocated to identify leishmania species, vector and the reservoir.

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