Researchers From Brazil, NIH Publish Findings On Leishmaniasis-Like Parasitic Disease Unresponsive To Standard Drugs

NIH: Emerging parasitic disease mimics the symptoms of visceral leishmaniasis in people
“A new study published this week online in Emerging Infectious Diseases suggests that transmission of a protozoan parasite from insects may also cause leishmaniasis-like symptoms in people. The parasite, however, does not respond to treatment with standard leishmaniasis drugs. The research was conducted by scientists at the Federal Universities of Sergipe and São Carlos, the University of São Paulo, and the Oswaldo Cruz Foundation, all in Brazil, along with investigators at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the U.S. National Institutes of Health…” (10/1).