- Autores: Campino L, Henriques S, Maia C, Marques M, Nunes M, Rolão N
- Ano de Publicação: 2013
- Journal: Experimental Parasitology
- Link: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23747751
Visceral leishmaniasis (VL) caused by parasites of Leishmania donovani complex is a severe human disease which often leads to death if left untreated. Domestic dogs are the main reservoir hosts for zoonotic human visceral infection caused by Leishmania infantum. In the absence of effective human and dog vaccines, the only feasible way to treat and control leishmaniasis is through the use of suitable medications.