Distinct Transmission Cycles of Leishmania tropica in 2 Adjacent Foci, Northern Israel
Milena Svobodova*, Jan Votypka*, Jitka Peckova*, Vít Dvorak*, Abedelmajeed Nasereddin†, Gad Baneth†, Julia Sztern†, Vasiliy Kravchenko†, Amnon Orr‡, David Meir§, Lionel F. Schnur†, Petr Volf*, and Alon Warburg†
Author affiliations: *Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic; †The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Jerusalem, Israel; ‡Tiberias Veterinary Center, Tiberias, Israel; §Nature and National Parks Protection Authority, Jerusalem, Israel
Figure 4. Artificial infection of laboratory-reared Phlebotomus arabicus and P. sergenti with Leishmania tropica isolates from 2 foci in Galilee, Israel. Note the high susceptibility of P. arabicus for both strains and refractoriness of P. sergenti for the northern strain. Nf, northern focus; Sf, southern focus.
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