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Development of Assays Using Hexokinase and Phosphoglucomutase Gene Sequences That Distinguish Strains of Leishmania tropica from Different Zymodemes and Microsatellite Clusters and Their Application to Palestinian Foci of Cutaneous Leishmaniasis
Background/Objectives: Palestinian strains of L.tropica characterized by multilocus enzyme electrophoresis (MLEE) fall into two zymodemes, either MON-137 or MON-307. Methodology/Principle Findings: Assays employing PCR ...
Simultaneous detection of Mycobacterium bovis and M. tuberculosis in an apparentlyimmunocompetent patient
(International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease, 2013-09-17)
Mycobacterium tuberculosis remains the main cause of human tuberculosis (TB), with an unknown proportion of cases caused by M. bovis. Here we describe a case of pulmonary TB caused by mixed infection as studied from ...
First-Time Detection of Mycobacterium bovis in Livestock Tissues and Milk in the West Bank, Palestinian Territories
Background: Bovine tuberculosis, bTB, is classified by the WHO as one of the seven neglected zoonontic diseases that cause animal health problems and has high potential to infect humans. In the West Bank, bTB was not ...