first report of autochthonous non-vectorial canine leishmaniasis in new caledonia, south-western pacific: implications for new control measures and recommendations on importation of dogs.canine leishmaniasis (canl), a parasitic zoonotic disease caused by leishmania infantum and usually transmitted by phlebotomine sandflies, has rarely been reported in pacific islands, which have been regarded until now as leishmaniasis-free territory. here, we report the first autochthonous canl case in new caledonia (south-western pacific) and the investigations carried out 1) to determine how infection was introduced into and transmitted among these dogs and 2) to assess the risks to animal an ...201626911832
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