Natural infection of Didelphis aurita (Mammalia: Marsupialia) with Leishmania infantum in Brazil

Parasites & Vectors, 06/12/2012

In the present paper authors present the first report of amastigotes in the tissues of Didelphis aurita (Mammalia: Marsupialia) naturally infected with Leishmania infantum. Authors also attempt to claim the particular role of some opossum species as hosts of Leishmania infantum, contributing at least in part on the description of potential sylvatic reservoirs.

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