Intracellular Parasitism by Trypanosoma cruzi and Leishmania: Part 2: Leishmania spp and Leishmaniasis (13:36)

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In the second part of this lecture, I will present background material on Leishmania, the intracellular protozoan parasites responsible for severe human pathology in several parts of the world. I will discuss the main disease forms, the history of identification of the causative agent and form of transmission, and recent discoveries that established important concepts in our understanding of this increasingly serious infectious disease.