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Research Article

First Molecular Epidemiological Study of Cutaneous Leishmaniasis in Libya

  • Ahmad Amro mail,

    aamro@pharm.alquds.edu

    Affiliation: Faculty of Pharmacy, Al-Quds University, Abu-Dies, Jerusalem, Palestine

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  • Aisha Gashout,

    Affiliation: Libyan National Centre for Infectious Diseases and Control, Tripoli, Libya

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  • Hamida Al-Dwibe,

    Affiliation: Libyan National Centre for Infectious Diseases and Control, Tripoli, Libya

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  • Mohammad Zahangir Alam,

    Affiliations: Department of Parasitology, Faculty of Veterinary Science, Bangladesh Agricultural University, Mymensingh, Bangladesh, Institut für Mikrobiologie und Hygiene, Charité Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Berlin, Germany

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  • Badereddin Annajar,

    Affiliation: Libyan National Centre for Infectious Diseases and Control, Tripoli, Libya

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  • Omar Hamarsheh,

    Affiliation: Department of Biological Sciences, Faculty of Science and Technology, Al-Quds University, Jerusalem, Palestine

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  • Hend Shubar,

    Affiliation: Libyan National Centre for Infectious Diseases and Control, Tripoli, Libya

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  • Gabriele Schönian

    Affiliations: Institut für Mikrobiologie und Hygiene, Charité Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Berlin, Germany, Department of Biological Sciences, Faculty of Science and Technology, Al-Quds University, Jerusalem, Palestine

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  • Published: June 19, 2012
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0001700

About the Authors

Ahmad Amro
Faculty of Pharmacy, Al-Quds University, Abu-Dies, Jerusalem, Palestine
Aisha Gashout, Hamida Al-Dwibe, Badereddin Annajar, Hend Shubar
Libyan National Centre for Infectious Diseases and Control, Tripoli, Libya
Mohammad Zahangir Alam
Department of Parasitology, Faculty of Veterinary Science, Bangladesh Agricultural University, Mymensingh, Bangladesh
Mohammad Zahangir Alam, Gabriele Schönian
Institut für Mikrobiologie und Hygiene, Charité Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Berlin, Germany
Omar Hamarsheh, Gabriele Schönian
Department of Biological Sciences, Faculty of Science and Technology, Al-Quds University, Jerusalem, Palestine

Corresponding Author

Email: aamro@pharm.alquds.edu

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: AA GS. Performed the experiments: AA MZA. Analyzed the data: AA. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: AG HA-D BA HS OH. Wrote the paper: AA GS.