First report of venereal and vertical transmission of canine leishmaniosis from naturally infected dogs in Germany

Titel: First report of venereal and vertical transmission of canine leishmaniosis from naturally infected dogs in Germany
Inhalt: Canine leishmaniosis (CanL) is a zoonotic disease caused by Leishmania (L.) infantum. It is endemic to several tropical and subtropical countries but also to the Mediterranean region. It is transmitted by phlebotomine sandflies but occasional non-vector transmissions have been reported, including vertical and horizontal transmission. Findings The authors report a case of CanL in a female boxer dog from Dusseldorf, Germany, that had never been in an endemic region.
Autor: Torsten J Naucke and Susanne Lorentz
In: Parasites & Vectors 2010

© 2012 Torsten J Naucke and Susanne Lorentz; licensee BioMed Central Ltd.

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