Leishmaniosis in dogs and cats

01 Jan 2019

Silvestrini, P.

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Canine leishmaniosis is pushing northwards out of its traditional endemic regions as the distribution of its vector expands and increasing numbers of dogs travel between countries. In non-endemic areas, imported disease represents a threat to animal and human health. This article provides an understanding of the epidemiology, life cycle and transmission of Leishmania infantum, reviews its diagnosis and treatment, and briefly discusses the current understanding of feline leishmaniosis.