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Visceral leishmaniasis: epidemiology and disease control


The research programme involves collaboration between scientists in Brazil, the United Kingdom and France, and participants in Spain, Portugal, and Italy. The research aims as follows :
1. To assemble and analyse epidemiological data on urban visceral leish maniasis in Teresina, Piaui State, Brazil (Brazilian and UK participants
2. To strengthen the research in Teresina, train local staff and transfer appropriate technologies (Brazilian, UK, French and Portuguese partici pants).

3. To perform a thorough comparison of diagnostic methods for canine visce ral leishmaniasis (Brazilian, UK and French participants).

4. To field test a chemiluminescent probe in both Brazil and France (Corsi ca).

5. To evaluate aminosidine for the treatment of canine visceral leishmania sis due to both L. chagasi (Brazil) and L. infantum (Corsica).
6. To identify asymptomatic human and canine carriers of infection (UK, Brazilian, French, Spanish participants).

7. To recommand and implement new methods of disease control based on the results of the research programme.


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London School of Hygiene and TropicalMedicine
Keppel Street
WC1E 7HT London
United Kingdom

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Participants (3)

Fundaçao Universidade Federal do Piaui
Campus Da Ininga

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Groupe Hospitalier Pitié-Salpêtrière
91 Boulevard De L'hôpital
75013 Paris

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Universidade do Porto
164,rua Anibal Cunha
4000 Porto

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