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leishmaniasis (ˌliːʃməˈnaɪəsɪs Pronunciation for leishmaniasis or leishmaniosis (liːʃˌmeɪnɪˈəʊsɪs Pronunciation for leishmaniosis ; -ˌmæn-) 



  1. any disease, such as kala-azar, caused by protozoa of the genus Leishmania

Example Sentences Including 'leishmaniasis'

Dengue, yellow fever, malaria, leishmaniasis are all tropical diseases: their range may spread as the temperate climates become warmer.
Radford, Tim & Leggett, Jeremy The Crisis of Life on Earth - our legacy from the second millenium
Our beaches, prickling with sandflies, just waiting to pump us full of leishmaniasis.
Times, Sunday Times (2004)
There were also local parasitic diseases against which they had no protection (such as leishmaniasis , which damages the immune system).
Independent (1998)
This parasite causes leishmaniasis , a disease that brings severe fever, weight loss, joint pain and swelling of the spleen and liver.
New Scientist (1999)


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