Zoonotic leishmaniasis, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Vito Colella, Adnan Hodžić, Roberta Iatta, Gad Baneth, Amer Alić, Domenico Otranto*

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Abstract

Leishmania infantum causes potentially life-threatening disease in humans. To determine the extent of the animal reservoir for this pathogen in Bosnia and Herzegovina, we tested dogs and cats. We found that a large proportion of dogs were exposed to or infected with L. infantum, indicating endemicity in dogs and zoonotic risk for humans.

Original languageAmerican English
JournalEmerging Infectious Diseases
Volume25
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Feb 2019

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