One of the first diseases that really hit home for me in terms of concerns about canine importation and travel was leishmaniasis. This nasty parasitic disease is something I certainly didn’t learn about in vet school, and it wasn’t on my radar at all until I started getting calls for help managing infected dogs.
As part of our new international disease mapping initiative, here’s our first Leishmania map. As with the other maps, it will presumably evolve over time as we get more information (including reports from readers). Soon, we’ll have the maps on a separate post or page for quick reference for all our mapped diseases, but for now, this map is below and you can click here for the interactive version.