Sexual transmission of visceral leishmaniasis: a neglected story

Diego L Guedes, Saskia van Henten, Lieselotte Cnops, Wim Adriaensen, Johan van Griensven

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For visceral leishmaniasis (VL), a major vector-borne parasitic disease, an alternative sexual transmission route is well documented in dogs but evidence is lacking in humans. Here, we discuss the current knowledge and key questions to be answered as it may be an additional obstacle in ongoing VL elimination programs.

Original languageEnglish
JournalTrends In Parasitology
Issue number12
Pages (from-to)950-952
Number of pages3
Publication statusPublished - 2020


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