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Last Modified: Thu, 17 May 2018 10:12:31 IST
Disease name Leishmaniosis
Animal Health Law Category if applicable
Species affected Multiple(not specified)
Definition Leishmaniosis is not a single entity but comprises a variety of syndromes caused primarily by at least 16 Leishmania species affecting humans, transmitted by phlebotomine sandflies belonging to the genera Phlebotomus and Lutzomyia. Leishmaniosis is associated with and limited by the geographic distribution of its sandfly vectors. Fifteen nosogeographical entities have been classified worldwide, of which 13 have an established or putative zoonotic nature
Status in Ireland
Date of Last known case of disease in Ireland
DAFM Division Responsible RVL Division
Contact Mícheál Casey SSRO
Link to relevant external website
OIE Link