Canine visceral leishmaniasis: Diagnosis and management of the reservoir living among us

Bruno L. Travi, Anabela Cordeiro-da-Silva, Filipe Dantas-Torres, Guadalupe Miró

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Abstract

This article reviews essential topics of canine visceral leishmaniasis (CVL) due to Leishmania infantum infection. It focuses on the current serological and molecular diagnostic methods used in epidemiological research and veterinary clinics to diagnose CVL and includes new point-of-care (POC) tests under development. The efficacy of different treatment regimens on the clinical improvement and infectiousness of dogs is also addressed. In the last section, the review provides a critical appraisal of the effectiveness of different control measures that have been implemented to curb disease transmission.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article numbere0006082
JournalPLoS neglected tropical diseases
Volume12
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 2018

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  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Infectious Diseases

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