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Leishmaniasis

Leishmaniasis is a parasitic disease (or better, a complex of diseases) caused by intracellular protozoan parasites of the genus Leishmania (Trypanosomatidae family). Leishmaniasis is a mammalian disease. Human infection is caused by at least 20 Leishmania species, classified: to the…

Leptospirosis in Greece

Introduction The Leptospira genus includes several heterogenic groups of pathogenic (group I and II) and of non-pathogenic microorganisms. Taxonomy on a genetic basis, describes 14 different species of pathogens, grouped in 260 different serovars, classified in antigenically similar groups. The…