Canine leishmaniosis in the Old and New Worlds: Unveiled similarities and differences

Filipe Dantas-Torres*, Laia Solano-Gallego, Gad Baneth, Vitor Marcio Ribeiro, Milena de Paiva-Cavalcanti, Domenico Otranto

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Abstract

Canine leishmaniosis is a potentially life-threatening disease which is spreading geographically in the Old and New Worlds, where different diagnostic procedures, treatments, and control strategies are currently in place. This Opinion article outlines the similarities and differences between canine leishmaniosis in the Old and New Worlds, with emphasis on South America and Europe. Finally, it calls the attention of veterinary and public health authorities to standardize and improve practices for diagnosing, treating, and preventing the disease.

Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)531-538
Number of pages8
JournalTrends in Parasitology
Volume28
Issue number12
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 2012

Keywords

  • Canine leishmaniosis
  • Control
  • Diseases
  • Dogs
  • Humans
  • Leishmania

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