Leishmaniasis pp 827-831 | Cite as

New Strategies for Control Forum: Reservoir Control

  • R. W. Ashford
Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (NSSA, volume 171)


A reservoir of leishmaniasis is a system including sandflies and mammals required for the long term persistence of the parasites. The system contains one or more sandfly species — the vectors, and one or more mammals — the reservoir host. Other mammals may become infected but if they are not required for the long term survival of the parasite, they are incidental hosts. Incidental hosts may well be important as liaison hosts, bring the parasite into contact with man.


Visceral Leishmaniasis Reservoir Host Leishmania Species Zinc Phosphide Primary Health Care Worker 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1989

Authors and Affiliations

  • R. W. Ashford
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  1. 1.Department of ParasitologyLiverpool School of Tropical MedicineLiverpoolUK

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