Leishmaniasis in rodents caught in Suez Canal Zone, Egypt

Morsy, T.A.; Michael, S.A.; Abou el-Seoud, S.F.

Journal of the Egyptian Society of Parasitology 11(2): 241-252


Indirect haemagglutination tests for Leishmania donovani were positive at a diagnostic titre more than or equal to 1:64 in one of 37 Rattus rattus and 5 of 138 R. norvegicus trapped in Port Said and Ismailia Governorates, Suez Canal Zone, Egypt. Smears and blood films prepared from 3 R. norvegicus and 2 R. rattus with inconspicuous thickening in the ear were negative.