Journal article

Zoonotic Leishmaniasis, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Vito Colella, Adnan Hodzic, Roberta Iatta, Gad Baneth, Amer Alic, Domenico Otranto

Emerging Infectious Diseases | CENTERS DISEASE CONTROL | Published : 2019

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.

University of Melbourne Researchers

Grants

Awarded by European Network for Neglected Vectors and Vector-Borne Infections


Funding Acknowledgements

The European Network for Neglected Vectors and Vector-Borne Infections (EurNegVec TD1303) supported this study.