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Leishmaniosis (leishmaniasis) is a vector-borne disease caused by a protozoan parasite that is spread by phlebotomine sand-flies. In Europe, canine leishmaniosis is predominantly caused by , although other species (, ) have occasionally been reported. can be transmitted to humans, primarily via sand-fly bite, but transmission from infected dogs is thought to be extremely uncommon..

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Figure 1 Dog with leishmaniosis. Image courtesy of M. Saridomihelakis.


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