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New species of parasite is identified in fatal case of visceral leishmaniasis

Publicado em 01 outubro 2019
Brazilian researchers believe they have identified in patients treated at the University Hospital (HU) in Aracaju, state of Sergipe, a new species of parasite that can cause a disease similar to visceral leishmaniasis but is resistant to the treatments currently available. At least one person has died from complications associated with infection by the parasite. Results of the research, supported by São Paulo Research Foundation - FAPESP, were published September 30th in the journal [...]