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Natural infection of the opossum Didelphis albiventris (Marsupialia, Didelphidae) with Leishmania donovani, in Brazil

Ítalo A. Sherlock José Carlos Miranda Moysés Sadigursky Gabriel Grimaldi Júnior About the authors

An opossum, Didelphis albiventris, from Jacobina, bahia State, was found naturally infected with Leishmania donovani, being the first non-canid wild mammal to be detected with agent of kala-azar in the New World.


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