from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. An infection caused by any of the flagellate protozoans of the genus Leishmania, transmitted to humans and animals by bloodsucking sand flies.
- n. A disease, such as kala-azar or either of two clinically distinct ulcerative skin diseases, caused by flagellate protozoans of the genus Leishmania.
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- n. Any of various ulcerative skin diseases caused by any of the protozoans of the genus Leishmania, transmitted to humans and animals by bloodsucking sandflies.
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- n. sores resulting from a tropical infection by protozoa of the genus Leishmania which are spread by sandflies
The eponymous term leishmaniasis replaced them all, as well as chiclero ulcer and kala-azar or dumdum fever, the last from the town of Dumdum, near Calcutta, where the infamous bullets were made.
The boy suffers from disfiguring cutaneous leishmaniasis, which is transmitted by sand fly bites.
As you said, it's called leishmaniasis and it affects some two million people every year, in tropical areas like Colombia.
Others come home with unfamiliar diseases, such as leishmaniasis, a nasty infection transmitted by the bite of a sand flea.
She also praised the brilliant results achieved by the Tunis Pasteur Institute in the medical and scientific research notably in determining the causes of "leishmaniasis" and other viral diseases.
Using powerful genetic-analysis tools more commonly targeted to cancer and other diseases prevalent in industrialized nations, researchers are studying patterns that underlie malaria and tuberculosis in developing countries and more obscure conditions such as leishmaniasis and Chagas 'disease.
The symposium featured 71 presentations covering soil-transmitted and water-borne helminth infections, as well as arthropod-borne diseases such as leishmaniasis, malaria and lymphatic filariasis.
New focusOur organization has historically focused almost entirely on the most neglected tropical diseases, like African sleeping sickness, visceral leishmaniasis or chaqas disease.
The new commitments aim to eradicate or reduce leprosy, lymphatic filariasis (also known as elephantiasis), blinding trachoma, sleeping sickness, Guinea worm, schistosomiasis (also called bilharzia), river blindness, soil-transmitted helminthes, Chagas disease and visceral leishmaniasis.
Paula Bronstein/Getty Images CRYING OUT: A boy cried after receiving an injection at a free World Health Organization clinic for the skin disease leishmaniasis in Kabul Tuesday.
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