MONTEVIDEO (Uypress) – After the MSP confirmed a case of visceral leishmaniasis in a child in the department of Salto, the protocol was activated in the face of the situation and 600 dogs were sacrificed.
679 of the 12,219 controlled in Salto and Bella Unión, in the department of Artigas, gave a positive result for leishmaniasis.
The undersecretary of Public Health maintained that this decision was made with the support of the Veterinary School and is supported by what the World Health Organization advises.
The five-year-old girl with leishmaniasis in Salto has already been discharged. This was the first case detected in humans in Uruguay.