Canine visceral leishmaniasis in Sicily.

  title={Canine visceral leishmaniasis in Sicily.},
  author={George R Orndorff and Brian A. Cooper and Werner Smith and J. Robert Ryan},
  journal={Military medicine},
  volume={165 1},
The Sicilian province of Catania is an active foci for human visceral leishmaniasis (VL) in the Mediterranean area. Approximately 10 to 15 cases of VL are diagnosed via hospital admissions each year in this community. Recently, an increase in VL case reporting by Sicilian physicians was noted, with 38 and 37 VL cases in 1996 and 1997, respectively. Before 1995, there were no reported VL cases among U.S. military personnel or their family members living in Sicily. However, since 1996, there have… CONTINUE READING
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