Short Report: Leishmania tropica: Etiologic Agent of a Case of Canine Visceral Leishmaniasis in Northern Morocco

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  • Unite d'Etudes et de Recherche sur les Leishmanioses, Laboratoire de Parasitologie, Faculte de Medecine et Pharmacie de Casablanca, Departement de Parasitologie, Institut Agronomique et Veterinaire Hassan II, Casablanca, Morocco

The domestic dog has been previously demonstrated to be the reservoir of Leishmania infantum, the etiologic agent of human visceral leishmaniasis around the Mediterranean Basin. It can also be infected with L. tropica, the etiologic agent of anthroponotic cutaneous leishmaniasis in Morocco. We report a canine L. tropica visceral infection for the first time in Morocco.

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