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Epidemiology

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In the Old World, cutaneous leishmaniasis is spread by female sandflys of the genus Phlebotomus; in the New World the genus is Lutzomyia.

Urban infections, especially in India, are not zoonoses - humans are the only reservoir of infection. In rural populations other mammals may be involved in the cycle of infection e.g. dogs, gerbils, rats.

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