Control of zoonotic visceral leishmaniasis

Is it time to change strategies?

R. B. Tesh

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Abstract

Zoonotic visceral leishmaniasis (ZVL) is an important emerging parasitic disease. This article reviews the recommended control methods for the disease and concludes that they have only been partially effective. The continued endemicity of ZVL, its recent appearance in urban areas of Latin America, and its increasing importance as an opportunistic infection among persons infected with human immunodeficiency virus indicate that present control methods for the disease are ineffective and that new control strategies are needed. Prevention of the disease in dogs appears to be the best approach for interrupting the domestic cycle of ZVL. The most feasible approach would seem to be a canine vaccine that protects dogs from developing parasitemia and from becoming peridomestic reservoirs of the parasite.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)287-292
Number of pages6
JournalAmerican Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
Volume52
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1995

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Visceral Leishmaniasis
Zoonoses
Dog Diseases
Parasitic Diseases
Parasitemia
Latin America
Opportunistic Infections
Canidae
Parasites
Vaccines
HIV
Dogs

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  • Parasitology
  • Infectious Diseases

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Control of zoonotic visceral leishmaniasis : Is it time to change strategies? / Tesh, R. B.

In: American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, Vol. 52, No. 3, 1995, p. 287-292.

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