Definition of leishmaniasis in English:

leishmaniasis

Syllabification: leish·man·i·a·sis
Pronunciation: /ˌlēSHməˈnīəsəs
 
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noun

A tropical and subtropical disease caused by leishmania and transmitted by the bite of sandflies. It affects either the skin or the internal organs.
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  • The cutaneous form of leishmaniasis occurs from two weeks to six months after the bite of a sandfly.
  • Leishmania is a protozoan parasite and the causative agent of the disease leishmaniasis.
  • Of all the parasitic diseases, leishmaniasis is considered the most likely to succumb to vaccination.

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