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