Leishmania colombiensis in Venezuela

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  • Instituto de Medicina Tropical, Universidad Central de Venezuela, Instituto de Biomedicina, Department of Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine, Biology Department, Youngstown State University, Caracas, Venezuela
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Flagellate parasites isolated in Venezuela from bone marrow aspirates of a human (MHOM/VE/70/Chuao) and a dog (MCAN/VE/72/Talisman2) were subsequently identified by isozyme analysis as Leishmania colombiensis. Data are presented describing genetic similarity among Panama, Colombia, and Venezuela populations of this species.