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Volume 10, Number 4—April 2004


Predicting Geographic Variation in Cutaneous Leishmaniasis, Colombia

Raymond J. King*Comments to Author , Diarmid H. Campbell-Lendrum†, and Clive R. Davies†
Author affiliations: *Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA; †London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom

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Table 2

Reported incidence of ACL, Colombia, 1994, and major parasite and vector species, by ecoepidemiologic regiona

Region Total municipalities Positive municipalities (% positive) Median, range of incidence in positive municipalities (/100 000 rural pop.) Principal vectors Principal parasite species
Amazon and Eastern Plains
42 (40)
62 (7–1,448)
Leishmania carrerai, L. umbratilis
L. amazonensis, L. braziliensis, L. guyanensis, L. mexicana, L. panamensis
50 (33)
57 (2–3,030)
L. ovallesi
L. panamensis
Cauca River Valley
56 (23)
29.5 (3–944)
L. colombiana, L. trapidoi, L. youngi
L. braziliensis, L. panamensis
Magdalena River Valley
136 (27)
64.5 (4–6,662)
L. gomezi,, L. hartmani, L. longiflocosa, L. ovallesi, L. panamensis, L. spinicrassa, L. torvida
L. braziliensis, L. panamensis
Pacific 77 25 (32) 117 (6–1,789) L. gomezi, L. trapidoi L. braziliensis, L. mexicana, L. panamensis

aACL, American cutaneous leishmaniasis; pop., population.

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