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remaining vigilant for the exotic: cases of imported canine leishmaniosis in australia 2000-2011.canine leishmaniosis (cl) caused by leishmania infantum is a disease of worldwide importance, not only because it causes severe and potentially fatal disease in dogs, but also because of its zoonotic relevance. the parasite is the causative agent of human visceral leishmaniosis, a severe, debilitating disease that causes an estimated 59,000 deaths annually. australia is considered to be free of zoonotic leishmaniosis.201424673139
a case of imported leishmania infantum cutaneous leishmaniasis; an unusual presentation occurring 19 years after travel.leishmania infantum is a flagellated protozoan parasite that is able to parasitize blood and tissue. leishmania species cause a spectrum of clinical disease with cutaneous, visceral or mucosal involvement. l. infantum is recognised as a cause of visceral leishmaniasis (vl) and is less commonly reported as a cause of cutaneous leishmaniasis (cl) from countries around the mediterranean basin. this is the first report of imported l. infantum cl to australia and is remarkable for a 19 year period be ...201425428722
the diagnosis and management of a case of leishmaniosis in a dog imported to australia.this case study discusses in detail for the first time the diagnosis and management of a case of leishmaniosis in a dog imported to australia. the dog presented with epistaxis and a non-regenerative anaemia five years after being imported from europe. protozoa were identified within macrophages in bone marrow and splenic cytology. a leishmania indirect fluorescent antibody test was performed and was positive while an ehrlichia canis antibody test was negative. polymerase chain reaction of the it ...201424768315
first description of naturally acquired tritrichomonas foetus infection in a persian cattery in spain.tritrichomonas foetus has been identified as the causative agent of feline intestinal trichomonosis, characterized by clinical signs of chronic large bowel diarrhoea. this disease has been reported in cats from the usa, europe and australia. however, its epidemiology is still unclear. the aim of the present study was to describe t. foetus infection in a persian cattery in spain. t. foetus infection was sequentially diagnosed in 20 cats by direct faecal smear examined under the microscope, specif ...201121509446
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