To the Editor

4 May 1987

Reference is made to a paper in the March 1987 issue entitled "Identification and distribution of New World Leishmania species characterized by serodeme analysis using monoclonal antibodies" by Grimaldi and associates (Am. J. Trap. Med. Hyg. 36: 270–277). In the Abstract and the Results the Mexican state of Michoacan is listed as a focus of cutaneous leishmaniasis. This is an error as the disease was found in Campeche in the Yucat án Peninsula. On pages 276 and 279 the codes for our strains are incorrect. It is not V ADY but UADY (Universidad Aut ónoma de Yucat án. Finally, my name is not F. A. Narvaez (FN, p. 277).

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