For those of you who would like to learn more about Leishmaniasis here are some studies and resources, check back often as we finish this page up:
Selected Research Papers
- (April 2009) Christine Petersen DVM. New Means of Canine Leishmaniasis Transmission in North America: The Possibility of Transmission to Humans Still Unknown. Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Infectious Diseases Volume 2009 (2009), Article ID 802712, doi:10.1155/2009/802712
Katherine N. Gibson-Corley, Jesse M. Hostetter, Shannon J. Hostetter, Kathleen Mullin, Amanda E. Ramer-Tait, Paola M. Boggiatto, Christine A. Petersen. Disseminated Leishmania infantum infection in two sibling foxhounds due to possible vertical transmission. - Breakthru paper on transmission!
- (July 2008) Jean-Claude Dujardin, Lenea Campino, Carmen Cañavate, Jean-Pierre Dedet, Luigi Gradoni, Ketty Soteriadou, Apostolos Mazeris, Yusuf Ozbel, and Marleen Boelaert. Spread of Vector-borne Diseases and Neglect of Leishmaniasis, Europe - a perspective paper.
Debbie D. Joiner, DVM; Craig E. Greene, DVM, MS; Kenneth S. Latimer, DVM, PhD; Perry J. Bain, DVM, PhD; Heather L. Tarpley, DVM, PhD Leishmaniasis, An Overview. - excellent paper on Canine Leishmaniasis.
Ferroglio E, Maroli M, Gastaldo S, Mignone W, Rossi L. Canine leishmaniasis, Italy. Emerg Infect Dis. - Study reporting the northward spread of sandfly vectors in Italy.
Pratlong, et al. 712 strains of Leishmaniasis Infantum in S. France - describes the complexity of strains and patterns.
- (Sept 2004) Pratt, Alexander. Does the Leishmania major paradigm of pathogenesis and protection hold for New World cutaneous leishmaniases or the visceral disease? - describes the T-cell responses for the control of disease.
(2005) Rosypal, Alexa. Dissertation. Characterization of Canine Leishmaniasis in the United States: Pathogenesis, Immunological Responses, and Transmission of an American Isolate of Leishmania infantum.
(2002) CDC Presentation of USA Leishmaniasis emergence - good illustration of foxhound infection in the United States.
(2002) Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais of Brazil Presentation of Canine Leishmaniasis - Excellent online presentation.
Video Presentation of Diagnosis
Santos FN, Borja-Cabrera GP, Miyashiro LM, Grechi J, Reis AB, Moreira MA, Martins Filho OA, Luvizotto MC, Menz I, Pessôa LM, Gonçalves PR, Palatnik M, Palatnik-de-Sousa CB. Immunotherapy against experimental canine visceral leishmaniasis with the saponin enriched-Leishmune vaccine.
F.S. Nogueiraa, M.A.B. Moreirab, G.P. Borja-Cabrerac, F.N. Santosc, I. Menzd, L.E. Parrad, Z. Xue, H.J. Chue, C.B. Palatnik-de-Sousac, , and M.C.R. Luvizottof. Leishmune® vaccine blocks the transmission of canine visceral leishmaniasis Absence of Leishmania parasites in blood, skin and lymph nodes of vaccinated exposed dogs.
Gradoni, L., Manzillo, V. F., Pagano et. all..Failure of a multi-subunit recombinant leishmanial vaccine (MML) to protect dogs from Leishmania infantum infection and to prevent disease progression in infected animals.
Leishmania specific sites