From March to November 2019, we detected Leishmania infantum infection in tigers (45%) and sand flies (5.3%) in a zoo in southern Italy. The role of tigers as “sentinels” and the possible risks for animals and humans are discussed.

Leishmania infantum in tigers and sand flies from a leishmaniasis-endemic area, southern Italy

Roberta Iatta;Andrea Zatelli;David Modry;Filipe Dantas-Torres;Domenico Otranto
2020

Abstract

From March to November 2019, we detected Leishmania infantum infection in tigers (45%) and sand flies (5.3%) in a zoo in southern Italy. The role of tigers as “sentinels” and the possible risks for animals and humans are discussed.
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