General Aspects


Veterinary and Medical Importance

Veterinary and medical importance of fleas is mainly determined by their capability of disease transmission.

Besides being a transmitter of various pathogens, in recent years fleas have been especially in the focus of transmitting the following bacteria:

  • Cat scratch fever, Bartonella henselae

    For detailed information on this subject see under the chapter bartonellosis.

Occurrence Maps

Each country has its specific occurrence of CVBDs depending on climate and endemic vectors. See the maps

Clinical Sessions

The following authentic case reports provide insights into selected CVBD cases

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Interesting Links

CVBD and parasito­logical relevant websites. More...

CVBD Digest Articles

Findings from the CVBD symposia. More...