Wire mesh fenced vivarium at ILSL
where the experiment was held.
The first president of the ILSL, Sir Charles Gavan Duffy, was an ardent Irish nationalist, who at this time had retired from public life and was living in France but retained his interest in and involvement with Irish political and literary matters.
The initiative for the founding of the ILSL had grown out of the frustration felt by Irish nationalists at the continuing failure to achieve Home Rule.
The foundation of the ILSL was a pioneering part of this revival.
novemcinctus armadillos were captured in the region of Bauru, Sao Paulo state (SP), Brazil, during the period from September, 2000 to November, 2004, and maintained in the Animal Experimentation Laboratory of the ILSL, Bauru, SP, Brazil (Maintenance License for Scientific Purpose, IBAMA, Registration 1/35/1999/000230-0).
Acknowledgements--The authors would like to thank Cassia Maria Assis Pinke, laboratory technician of the ILSL, for processing the blood samples and Dr.
The study was approved by the Scientific Committee at ILSL. Ethical approvals were gained from the Ethical Committee at ILSL and the BMedSc Population Sciences and Humanities Internal Ethics Review Committee at the University of Birmingham, United Kingdom.
ILSL is a specialised centre, and patients who attend might be systematically different from other leprosy patients.
I would like to thank staff at ILSL, Centre for Hansen's Disease and Tuberculosis in Dourados and Centre for Hansen's Disease and Tuberculosis in Sinop for facilitating this research.
Also involved in facilitating the delivery of questionnaires at the ILSL where he is the director, and at the other health centres.
Each region of the country sends material samples for suspected relapse cases to one of the processing centres: FIOCRUZ (for Rio de Janeiro, Espirito Santo and Ceara states); ILSL (Sao Paulo, Mato Grosso, Mato Grosso do Sul, Pernambuco, Piaui states); National Reference Centre for Sanitary Dermatology and Leprosy at the Clinical Hospital of the Federal University of Uberlandia, MG (Minas Gerais, Maranhao states); Alfredo da Matta Foundation (Amazonas, Acre, Rondonia states); Marcelo Candia Reference Centre (Para, Amapa states).
ILSL, as both a national referral centre and PAHO/WHO collaborating centre, receives ongoing support from the Sao Paulo State Health Secretariat and the Federal Ministry of Health.