Open Access Letter to the Editor

Control of visceral leishmaniasis in Brazil: recommendations from Brasileish

Vitor Márcio Ribeiro1, Sydnei Magno da Silva2, Ingrid Menz3, Paulo Tabanez4, Fábio dos Santos Nogueira5, Manfredo Werkhaüser6, André Luis S da Fonseca7 and Filipe Dantas-Torres89*

Author Affiliations

1 Escola de Veterinária, Pontifícia Universidade Católica de Minas Gerais, Angola, Brazil

2 Dep. de Imunologia, Microbiologia e Parasitologia, Instituto de Ciências Biomédicas, Universidade Federal de Uberlândia, Uberlândia, Brazil

3 Médica Veterinária Autônoma, Campinas, Brazil

4 Médico Veterinário Autônomo, Brasília, Brazil

5 Médico Veterinário Autônoma, Andradina, , , Brazil

6 Médico Veterinário Autônoma, Belo Horizonte, , , Brazil

7 Dep. de Patologia, Universidade Federal Mato Grosso do Sul, Campo Grande, Brazil

8 Dep. de Imunologia, Centro de Pesquisas Aggeu Magalhães, Fiocruz, Recife, Brazil

9 Dip. di Medicina Veterinaria, Università degli Studi di Bari, Valenzano, Italy

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Parasites & Vectors 2013, 6:8  doi:10.1186/1756-3305-6-8

Published: 11 January 2013


On 26 October 2012, veterinary medicine clinicians and researchers, members of Brasileish - Study Group about Animal Leishmaniasis - met at the Regional Council of Veterinary Medicine of Minas Gerais, in the city Belo Horizonte, in order to discuss many aspects of the situation of canine visceral leishmaniasis (CVL) in Brazil. In the face of recent national and international scientific evidence, we, the members of Brasileish, have elaborated some recommendations for the management and control of CVL in Brazil.