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Canine Leishmaniasis Control in the Context of One Health

Emerging Infectious Diseases. 2019;25(12):1-4 DOI 10.3201/eid2512.190164


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Journal Title: Emerging Infectious Diseases

ISSN: 1080-6040 (Print); 1080-6059 (Online)

Publisher: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

LCC Subject Category: Medicine: Internal medicine: Infectious and parasitic diseases

Country of publisher: United States

Language of fulltext: English

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Filipe Dantas-Torres

Guadalupe Miró

Gad Baneth

Patrick Bourdeau

Edward Breitschwerdt

Gioia Capelli

Luís Cardoso

Michael J. Day

Gerhard Dobler

Luis Ferrer

Peter Irwin

Frans Jongejan

Volkhard A.J. Kempf

Barbara Kohn

Michael Lappin

Susan Little

Maxime Madder

Ricardo Maggi

Carla Maia

Mary Marcondes

Torsten Naucke

Gaetano Oliva

Maria Grazia Pennisi

Barend L. Penzhorn

Andrew Peregrine

Martin Pfeffer

Xavier Roura

Angel Sainz

SungShik Shin

Laia Solano-Gallego

Reinhard K. Straubinger

Séverine Tasker

Rebecca Traub

Ian Wright

Dwight D. Bowman

Luigi Gradoni

Domenico Otranto


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Abstract | Full Text

Dogs are the main reservoir of Leishmania infantum and in some countries have been regularly culled as part of government policy to control visceral leishmaniasis. At the 13th Symposium of the Companion Vector-Borne Diseases World Forum in Windsor, UK, March 19–22, 2018, we consolidated a consensus statement regarding the usefulness of dog culling as a means of controlling visceral leishmaniasis. The statement highlighted the futility of culling infected dogs, whether healthy or sick, as a measure to control the domestic reservoir of L. infantum and reduce the risk for visceral leishmaniasis.