Hello and welcome to Leishmania. This is one
of a series of lectures where we'll look in depth
at individual human parasites. After you hear
this lecture, you will understand the lifecycle
of leishmania and how it's transmitted to humans.
You'll be familiar with the pathogenesis
of the different forms of leishmaniasis and
you'll understand how to prevent and treat
We've been looking at a series of protozoan
parasites and just to remind you, these are
single celled eukaryotes of medical importance.
We've looked at plasmodium, toxoplasma and
now let's take a look at the leishmania. Here
is a photograph of the blood form of leishmania,
these are flagellated protozoan parasites,
and leishmania come in a variety of species
which are medically important.