Heterogeneity of environments associated with transmission of visceral leishmaniasis in south-eastern france and implication for control strategies Full Text
PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases, 08/09/2012
Faucher B et al. – This unprecedented collection of cases highlighted the occurrence of protracted urban transmission of L. infantum in France, a worrisome finding as the disease is currently spreading in other areas around the Mediterranean. These results complete previous studies about more widespread canine leishmaniasis or human asymptomatic carriage. This first application of systematic geostatistical methods to European human visceral leishmaniasis demonstrated an unsuspected heterogeneity of environments associated with the transmission of the disease.