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- n. Plural form of leishmaniasis.
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Transmitted by the bite of the infected female phlebotomine sandfly, the leishmaniases are a globally widespread group of parasitic diseases.
· The leishmaniases are now endemic in 88 countries on five continents - Africa, Asia, Europe, North America and South America - with a total of 350 million people at risk.
Both vectors and animal reservoirs determine the distribution of the range of leishmaniases in the world.