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Desikan, P.
July 2010
Indian Journal of Medical Microbiology;Jul2010, Vol. 28 Issue 3, p272
Academic Journal
The article offers information on various medical research findings related to diseases and outbreaks. It discusses the accuracy of polymerase chain reaction (PCR) amplification in detecting Leishmania DNA from the Giemsa-stained bone marrow slides suspected Viscerak Leishmaniasis (VL) patients. It also tackles the Crimean-Congo haemorrhagic fever (CCHF) outbreak in Kosovo wherein four deaths and 27 hospitalisations were reported.


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