Canine Leishmaniasis Control in the Context of One Health

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 MarcondesTorsten 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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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-4
Number of pages4
JournalEmerging Infectious Diseases
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2019


  • Animals
  • Disease Reservoirs/veterinary
  • Dog Diseases/epidemiology
  • Dogs
  • Leishmaniasis/veterinary
  • Leishmaniasis, Visceral/veterinary


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