Situational analysis of leishmaniases research in Kenya

by Tonui WK. Afr J Health Sci, 2006, 13(1-2):7-21.

Summary: Leishmaniasis has been known to be endemic in parts of Kenya from as far back as early in the 20th century. Since 1980, the Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI) has spearheaded research on leishmaniases research in Kenya focusing on various aspects including characterization of Leishmania species, biology, and ecology of sand fly vectors, development of biological strategies for sand fly control, identification of animal reservoirs, diagnosis, new treatment strategies, new chemotherapeutic agents, and vaccine-related studies.

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