Predicting the distribution of canine leishmaniasis in western Europe based on environmental variables.
- Autores: Afonso MO, Ballart C, Barón-López S, Cox J, Davies CR, Dedet JP, Franco AO, Gállego M, Gálvez R, Gradoni L, Gramiccia M, Molina R, Morillas-Márquez F, Mylne A, Pires CA, Ready PD
- Journal: Parasitology
- Link: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=Predicting+the+distribution+of+canine+leishmaniasis+in+Western+Europe+based+on+environmental+variables
The domestic dog is the reservoir host of Leishmania infantum, the causative agent of zoonotic visceral leishmaniasis endemic in Mediterranean Europe. Targeted control requires predictive risk maps of canine leishmaniasis (CanL), which are now explored. We databased 2187 published and unpublished surveys of CanL in southern Europe.