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the continuing education and updating the activities of veterinarians.

On October 14th, 2020, a circular was issued by the Ministry of Health with the subject of the Prevention and control of leishmaniasis in Italy

This document was drawn up by Dr. Patrizia Parodi (Directorate General of Health Prevention of the Ministry) with the collaboration of Dr. Luigi Gradoni (former Research director of the Istituto Superiore di Sanità and member of the GSLC) to update the level of information attached to the surveillance, as requested by the Regional Office for Europe of the World Health Organization to countries with mandatory notification of human leishmaniasis, such as Italy. The circular, being primarily intended for the competent Departments of the Regions and Autonomous Provinces, was enriched with entomological information and data on the spread of canine leishmaniasis. The latter were derived from the official reports of the National Reference Center for Leishmaniases - C.Re.Na.L., established at the Experimental Zooprophylactic Institute of Sicily.


First Live Webinar on the Canine Leishmaniosis of 2021

The first Live Webinar on Canine Leishmaniosis of 2021, free access, that will be held March 10th, 2021, starting from 1:30 pm, organized with the support of Ecuphar and Point Veterinaire Italie, will present some typical clinical and clinicopathological signs of canine leishmaniosis focusing also to the ophthalmological features thanks to the participation of a diplomate in this field.

In the last issue of the high-profile scientific paper Journal of Small Animal Practice has been published an article from the members of Canine Leishmaniasis Working Group whose title is “Canine Leishmaniosis and kidney disease: Q&A for an overall management in clinical practice”.

Second Live Webinar on the Canine Leishmaniosis

In the second Live Webinar on Canine Leishmaniosis, free access, that will be held November 17th 2020, from 1:30 pm, organized with the support of Ecuphar, will be discussed the topical repellents currently available in Italy, useful to protect dogs against the flebotomine bites and then to prevent the Leishmania transmission.

In order to streamline the study above different features of canine leishmaniasis the following three subgroups have been established:

Management and implementation of studies and protocols on canine leishmaniasis: Dr. Michele Maroli (coordinator), Dr. Nunzio D’Anna, Dr. Luigi Gradoni, Dr. Alessandra Fondati, Prof. George Lubas, Prof. Saverio Paltrinieri, Dr. Xavier Roura, Dr. Andrea Zatelli, Dr. Eric Zini

Nephrology and Leishmaniasis: Dr. Andrea Zatelli, Dr. Xavier Roura, Prof. Michael Day, Prof. Oscar Cortadellas, Dr. Silvia Benali.

CLWG management and promotion: Prof. George Lubas (coordinator), Dr. Paola Bianchi.