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Leishmania donovani chagasi

 

Definition: a subspecies of Leishmania found in South America, chiefly in Brazil, producing visceral leishmaniasis; infections have been found in domestic dogs and in foxes, although the primary reservoir host is unclear. The vector remains undiscovered, and the taxonomic status of this subspecies is uncertain.

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