An interactive database of Leishmania species distribution in the Americas Academic Article


  • Scientific data


  • The Americas have an elevated number of leishmaniasis cases (accounting for two-thirds of the worldwide disease burden) and circulating Leishmania species, and are therefore of interest in terms of epidemiological surveillance. Here, we present a systematic review of Leishmania parasite species circulating in the countries of the American continent, together with complementary information on epidemiology and geospatial distribution. A database was built from data published between 1980 and 2018 on Leishmania species identified in most of the American countries. A total of 1499 georeferenced points were extracted from published articles and subsequently located to 14 countries in the Americas. This database could be used as a reference when surveilling the occurrence of Leishmania species in the continent.

publication date

  • 2020-12-1


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  • Burden
  • Data Base
  • Epidemiological Surveillance
  • Epidemiology
  • Parasites
  • Review
  • Surveillance
  • Systematic Review
  • epidemiology