Seroepidemiological studies on canine leishmaniasis in Bulgaria, even in areas where human leishmaniasis has been detected, are controversial. This report describes 2 clinical cases of canine visceral leishmaniasis. The disease was confirmed by microscopical, serological, and molecular methods. It is, therefore, suggested that infected dogs could constitute the reservoir for human leishmaniasis in the country.
TSACHEV, ILIA; KYRIAZIS, IOANNIS D.; BOUTSINI, SOFIA; KARAGOUNI, EVDOKIA; and DOTSIKA, ELENI
"First report of canine visceral leishmaniasis in Bulgaria,"
Turkish Journal of Veterinary & Animal Sciences: Vol. 34:
5, Article 8.
Available at: https://journals.tubitak.gov.tr/veterinary/vol34/iss5/8