An Experimental Trial of Vaccination Hamsters Against Leishmania donovani Using Attenuated Subcultures

Abstract

This experiment is a trail to use an attenuated Leishmania donovani promatigote as a mean for protection the hamsters against visceral leishmniasis. By subculturing the promastigotes from 1-18 times in NNN media, it was found that subcultures 16, 17 ,18 were effective in protecting the hamsters against challenge dose of the parasites.