S: http://www.doctorswithoutborders.org/press/release.cfm?id=5659&cat=press-release (last access: 12 November 2013); DORLAND p. 1019.
N: 1. Modern Latin ; from Leishmania, after Sir W. B. Leishman (1865-1926), Scottish bacteriologist.
2. It is found in parts of the tropics, subtropics, and southern Europe.
3. It is classified as a Neglected Tropical Disease (NTD). There are several different forms of leishmaniasis in people. The most common forms are cutaneous leishmaniasis, which causes skin sores, and visceral leishmaniasis, which affects several internal organs.