Sexual and vertical transmission of visceral leishmaniasis
Keywords: Leishmania infantum, visceral leishmaniasis, transmission.
AbstractVisceral leishmaniasis (VL) is an important zoonosis caused by Leishmania infantum, which has in the domestic dog its principal vertebrate host. VL is usually transmitted by phlebotomine sand flies, however atypical routes of transmission have been described. In this review we discuss the the role of sexual and vertical transmissions, and their role in the maintenance of VL in canine populations.
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Turchetti AP, Souza TD, Paixão TA, Santos RL (2014) Sexual and vertical transmission of visceral leishmaniasis. J Infect Dev Ctries 8:403-407. doi: 10.3855/jidc.4108
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