Integrated Mapping of Establishment Risk for Emerging Vector-Borne Infections: A Case Study of Canine Leishmaniasis in Southwest France

@inproceedings{Hartemink2011IntegratedMO,
  title={Integrated Mapping of Establishment Risk for Emerging Vector-Borne Infections: A Case Study of Canine Leishmaniasis in Southwest France},
  author={Nienke Hartemink and Sophie O. Vanwambeke and Hans Heesterbeek and David Rogers and David Morley and Bernard Pesson and Clive L Davies and Shazia S. Mahamdallie and Paul Donald Ready},
  booktitle={PloS one},
  year={2011}
}
BACKGROUND Zoonotic visceral leishmaniasis is endemic in the Mediterranean Basin, where the dog is the main reservoir host. The disease's causative agent, Leishmania infantum, is transmitted by blood-feeding female sandflies. This paper reports an integrative study of canine leishmaniasis in a region of France spanning the southwest Massif Central and the northeast Pyrenees, where the vectors are the sandflies Phlebotomus ariasi and P. perniciosus. METHODS Sandflies were sampled in 2005 using… CONTINUE READING
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