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Volume 13, Number 7—July 2007

Dispatch

Cutaneous Leishmaniasis, Sri Lanka

Sujeevi S.K. Nawaratna*Comments to Author , Danister J. Weilgama*, Chandana J. Wijekoon†, Manel Dissanayake‡, and Kosala Rajapaksha§
Author affiliations: *University of Peradeniya, Peradeniya, Sri Lanka; †Teaching Hospital, Kurunegala, Sri Lanka; ‡Teaching Hospital, Kandy, Sri Lanka; §Veterinary Research Institute, Peradeniya, Sri Lanka;

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Table 2

Distribution of persons infected with cutaneous leishmaniasis in Sri Lanka, by agroclimatic zone, June 2001–June 2005

Agricultural zone (elevation), climatic zone (rainfall/year)Patient’s district*No. patients (N = 86)
Up country (>900 m)
Wet (1,400 to >3,175 mm)0
Intermediate (1,150 to >2,160 mm)0
Mid country (300–900 m)
Wet (1,270 to >3,175 mm)Kandy4
Intermediate (900 to >1400 mm)Kandy2
Low country (<300 m)
Wet (1,525 to >2,540 mm)Kegalle2
Colombo1
Galle1
Intermediate (900 to >1,150 mm)Kurunegala26
Dry (<900 mm)Puttalam2
Jaffna3
Anuradhapura7
Polonnaruwa3
Vauniya3
Trincomalee11
Matale7

*The districts of Kandy and Matale fall into 2 agroclimatic zones.

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