Phlebotomine sand fly

Phlebotomine sand fly

Some species of the phlebotomine sand fly transmit Leishmania parasites, which can cause leishmaniasis, a disease that creates skin boils. Severe forms caused by certain Leishmania strains devour parts of nose and mouth, and others still can fatally maim liver and spleen. Credit: parasitology department of the Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais in collaboration with Georgia Tech.

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Research, Biotechnology, Health, Bioengineering, Genetics, Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Life Sciences and Biology
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Leishmania, vaccine, virus-like particle, biological nanoparticle, Leishmaniasis, alpha-galactose, parasite
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  • Created By: Ben Brumfield
  • Workflow Status: Published
  • Created On: Sep 7, 2017 - 5:09pm
  • Last Updated: Sep 13, 2017 - 9:43am