Guadalupe Miró
Guadalupe Miró
Date of Birth:
August 8th, 1960
Place of Birth:
Madrid, Spain
School of Veterinary Medicine
Universidad Complutense of Madrid (UCM)
Avda Puerta de Hierro s/n
28040 Madrid, Spain

Guadalupe Miró qualified from the Madrid Veterinary School where she completed her PhD thesis. She has held a permanent position as Full Professor in Parasitology and Parasitic Diseases at the Animal Health Department (Universidad Complutense of Madrid).

Diplomate of the European Veterinary Parasitology College (EVPC). 

Director of the researching group and diagnosis laboratory of pet parasites (PetParasiteLab) at the UCM.

Currently in charge of the Consultant of Infectious diseases at the Veterinary Teaching Hospital of the Madrid Veterinary School with a special focus on infectious diseases of small animals.

Her areas of research specialisation are vector borne diseases of pets, mainly canine & animal leishmaniosis and shelter medicine involving the epidemiology and control of zoonotic diseases.

She is a member of the World Association for the Advancement of Veterinary Parasitology (WAAVP), the International Society for Companion Animal Infectious Diseases (ISCAID), the Spanish Society of Parasitology (SOCEPA). She is also founding member of ESCCAP (Spain representative) and LeishVet group (President) and member of the main Spanish Associations of Veterinary Practitioners’ (AMVAC and AVEPA).

Her scientific output consists of numerous peer-reviewed scientific articles and is author/coathor of several books in the field.

Portero M, Miró G, Checa R, Martinez de Merlo E, Fragio C, Benito M, Sainz A, Perez C. Role of Leishmania infantum in meningoencephalitis of unknown origin in dogs from an endemic area. Mycroorganisms 9, 571. 2021.

Montoya A, Checa R, Marino V, Gálvez R, Portero M, De Mari K, Demongeot Navarro Ch, Miró G. Antibodies elicited by the CaniLeish ® vaccine: long term follow-up study of dogs in Spain”. Parasitology Research, 120:1471–1479. 2021.

Gálvez R, Montoya A, Cruz I, Fernández C, Martín O, Checa R, Chicharro C, Migueláñez S, Marino V, Miró G. Latest trends in Leishmania infantum infection in dogs in Spain (Part I): mapped seroprevalence and sand fly distributions. Parasites & Vectors 13:204. 2020.

Montoya A, Gálvez R, Checa R, Sarquis J, Plaza A, Barrera JP, Marino V, Miró G. Latest trends in L. infantum infection in dogs in Spain (Part II): current clinical management and control according to a national survey in practitioners. Parasites & Vectors 13: 255. 2020.

Dantas-Torres F, dos Santos Nogueira F, Menz I, Tabanez P, Magno da Silva S, Ribeiro, VM, Miró G, Cardoso L, Petersen Ch, Baneth G, Oliva G, Solano-Gallego L, Ferrer L, Pennisi MG, Bourdeau P, Maia C, Otranto D, Gradoni L, Courtenay O, Costa CE. Vaccination against canine leishmaniasis in Brazil. International Journal for Parasitology, 50(3): 171-176. 2020. 

Dantas-Torres F, Miró G, Baneth G, Bourdeau P, Breitschwerdt E, Capelli G, Cardoso L, Day M, Dobler G, Ferrer L, Irwin P, Jongejan F, Kohn B, Lappin M, Little S, Madder M, Maggi R, Maia C, Marcondes M, Naucke T, Oliva G, Pennisi MG, Penzhorn BL, Peregrine A, Pfeffer M, Roura X, Shin S, Solano-Gallego L, Straubinger R, Tasker S, Traub R, Wright I, Bowman DD, Gradoni, Otranto D. Canine leishmaniosis control in the context of one health: challenging old concepts. Emerging Infectious diseases 25(12):1-4. 2019.

Iatta R; Furlanello T; Colella V; Tarallo VD; Latrofa MS; Brianti E; Trerotoli P; Decaro N; Lorusso E; Schunack B; Miró G; Dantas-Torres F; Otranto D. A nationwide survey of Leishmania infantum infection in cats and associated risk factors in Italy. PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2019 Jul 15;13(7):e0007594.

Daza González MA, Miró G, Fermín ML, Rupérez C, Fragío C. Short term impacts of meglumine antimoniate treatment on kidney function in dogs with clinical leishmaniosis. Research in Veterinary Science 126: 131–138. 2019.

Daza González MA, Fragío C, Fermin ML; Portero M; Rupérez C; Martínez S; Cerón JJ; Miró G. Effect of two treatments on changes in serum acute phase protein concentrations in dogs with clinical leishmaniosis. The Veterinary Journal 245: 22-28. 2019.

Dantas-Torres F, Miró G, Bowman DD, Gradoni L, Otranto D. Culling dogs for zoonotic visceral leishmaniasis control: the wind of change. Trends Parasitol. 35(2): 97-101. 2019.

Gálvez R, Montoya Matute A, Fontal F, Martínez De Murguía L, Miró G. Controlling phlebotomine sand flies to prevent canine Leishmania infantum infection: a case of knowing your enemy. Research in Veterinary Science 121:94-103. 2018.

Travi, B & Miró, G. Use of domperidone in canine visceral leishmaniasis: gaps in veterinary knowledge and epidemiological implications. Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz 113(11): e180301. 2018. 

Miró, G. Introduction to Special Issue on Canine and Feline Vector Borne Diseases and Relative Parasitic Zoonoses: Current Status Across Europe (ESCCAP). Vet Parasitology 255: 97. 2018.

Miró G and López-Vélez R. Clinical management of canine leishmaniosis versus human leishmaniasis due to Leishmania infantum: putting «One Health» principles into practice. Vet Parasitol., 254:151-159. 2018.

Miró G, Troyano A, Montoya A, Fariñas F, Fermín ML, Flores L, Rojo C, Checa R, Gálvez R, Marino V, Fragío C,  Martínez-Nevado E. First report of Leishmania infantum infection in the endangered orangutan (Pongo pygmaeus pygmaeus) in Madrid, Spain. Parasites & Vectors 11: 185. 2018.

Segarra S, Miró G, Montoya A. Pardoo-Marín L, Teichenné J, Ferrer L, Cerón JJ. Prevention of disease progression in Leishmania infantum-infected dogs with dietary nucleotides and active hexose correlated compound. Parasites & Vectors 11: 103. 2018. 

Montoya A, García M, Gálvez M, Checa R, Marino V, Sarquis J, Barrera JP, Rupérez C, Caballero L, Chicharro C, Cruz I, Miró G. Implications of zoonotic and vector-borne parasites to free-roaming cats in central Spain. Vet Parasitology 251: 125-130. 2018.

Travi BL, Cordeiro-da-Silva A, Dantas-Torres F, Miró G. Canine visceral leishmaniosis: diagnosis and management of the reservoir living among us. PLoS Negl Trop Dis 12 (1): e0006082. 2018.

Miró G, Petersen Ch, Cardoso L, Bourdeau P, Baneth G, Solano-Gallego L, Pennisi MG, Ferrer Ll, Oliva G. Novel areas for prevention and control of canine leishmaniosis. Trends in Pararasitology 33(9): 718-730. 2017. 

Solano Gallego L, Cardoso L, Pennisi MG, Petersen Ch, Bourdeau P, Oliva G, Miró G, Ferrer Ll, Baneth G. Diagnostic challenges in the era of canine Leishmania infantum vaccines. Trends in Pararasitology 33(9): 706-717. 2017.

Miró G, Müller A, Montoya A, Checa R, Marino V, Marino E, Fuster F, Escacena C, Descalzo MA, Gálvez R. Epidemiological role of dogs since the human leishmaniosis outbreak in Madrid. Parasites & Vectors, 10:209. 2017.

Segarra S, Miró G, Montoya A, Pardo-Marín L, Boqué N, Ferrer L, Cerón J. A randomized, allopurinol-controlled trial of the effects of dietary nucleotides and active hexose correlated compound in the treatment of canine leishmaniosis. Vet Parasitol 239: 50-56. 2017.

Montoya A, Pérez de Quadros L, Mateo M, Hernández L, Gálvez R, Alcántara G, Checa R, Jiménez MA, Chicharroe C, Cruz I, Miró G. Leishmania infantum infection in Bennett’s wallabies (Macropus rufogriseus rufogriseus) in a Spanish wildlife park: are captive macropods especially at risk?” Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine 47(2): 586-593. 2016. 

Llanes-Acevedo IP, Arcones C, Gálvez R, Martin O, Checa R, Montoya A, Chicharro C, Cruz S, Miró G, Cruz I. 2016. DNA sequence analysis suggests that cytb-nd1 PCR-RFLP may not be applicable to sandfly species identification throughout the Mediterranean region. Parasitol Res. 115(3):1287-95. 2015.

Pennisi MG, Cardoso L, Baneth G, Bourdeau P, Koutinas A, Miró G, Oliva G, Solano-Gallego L. Leishvet update and recommendations on feline leishmaniosis. Parasites & Vectors. 2: 302. 2015.

Hernández Martínez L, Bolas-Fernandez F, Montoya A, Checa R, Dado D, Gálvez R, Serrano DR, Torrado JJ, Otranto D, Latrofa MS, Miró G. Unresponsiveness of experimental canine leishmaniosis to a new amphotericin B formulation. Advances in Pharmaceutics. Volume 2015, doi1:10.1155/2015/160208.

Hernández L, Montoya A, Checa R, Dado D, Gálvez R, Otranto D, Latrofa MS, Baneth G, Miró G. Course of experimental infection of canine leishmaniosis: follow-up and utility of noninvasive diagnostic techniques. Veterinary Parasitology 207 (1-2): 149-155. 2014. 

Dantas-Torres F, Baneth G, Miró, Cardoso L, Oliva G, Solano-Gallego L, Bourdeau P, Otranto, D. Further thoughts on “Asymptomatic dogs are highly competent to transmit Leishmania (Leishmania) infantum chagasi to the natural vector”. Vet Parasitol 204 (3–4): 443-444. 2014. 

Bourdeau P, Saridomichelakis MN, Oliveira A, Oliva G, Kotnik T, Gálvez R, Foglia Manzillo V, Koutinas AF, Pereira da Fonseca I, Miró G. Management of canine leishmaniosis in endemic SW European regions: a questionnaire-based multinational survey. Parasites & Vectors 7:110. 2014.

Miró G, Rupérez C, Checa R, Gálvez R, Hernández L, García M, Canorea I, Marino V, Montoya A. Current status of L. infantum infection in stray cats in the Madrid region (Spain): implications for the recent outbreak of human leishmaniosis?. Parasites & Vectors 7: 112. 2014.

Hernández L, Gálvez R, Montoya A, Checa R, Bello A, Bosschaerts T, Jansen H, Rupérez C, Fortin A & Miró G. First study on efficacy and tolerability of a new alkylphosphocholine molecule (Oleylphosphocholine – OlPC) in the treatment of Canine Leishmaniosis due to Leishmania infantum. Parasitology Research 113:157–164. 2014.

Serrano, D.R., Hernández, L., Fleire, L., González-Álvarez, I., Montoya, A., Ballesteros, M.P., Dea-Ayuela, M.A., Miró, G., Bolas-Fernández, F., Torrado, J.J., 2013, Hemolytic and pharmacokinetic studies of liposomal and particulate amphotericin B formulations. Int J Pharm 447, 38-46. 

Miró, G., Montoya, A., Roura, X., Gálvez, R., Sainz, A., 2013, Seropositivity rates for agents of canine vector-borne diseases in Spain: a multicentre study. Parasites & vectors 6, 117.

Miró, G., Checa, R., Montoya, A., Hernández, L., Dado, D., Gálvez, R., 2012, Current situation of Leishmania infantum infection in shelter dogs in northern Spain. Parasites & vectors 5, 60.

Molina, R., Espinosa-Gongora, C., Gálvez, R., Montoya, A., Descalzo, M.A., Jiménez, M.I., Dado, D., Miró, G., 2012, Efficacy of 65% permethrin applied to dogs as a spot-on against Phlebotomus perniciosus. Veterinary parasitology 187, 529-533.

Baneth, G., Bourdeau, P., Bourdoiseau, G., Bowman, D., Breitschwerdt, E., Capelli, G., Cardoso, L., Dantas-Torres, F., Day, M., Dedet, J.P., Dobler, G., Ferrer, L., Irwin, P., Kempf, V., Kohn, B., Lappin, M., Little, S., Maggi, R., Miró, G., Naucke, T., Oliva, G., Otranto, D., Penzhorn, B., Pfeffer, M., Roura, X., Sainz, A., Shaw, S., Shin, S., Solano-Gallego, L., Straubinger, R., Traub, R., Trees, A., Truyen, U., Demonceau, T., Fitzgerald, R., Gatti, D., Hostetler, J., Kilmer, B., Krieger, K., Mencke, N., Mendao, C., Mottier, L., Pachnicke, S., Rees, B., Siebert, S., Stanneck, D., Mingote, M.T., von Simson, C., Weston, S., Forum, C.W., 2012, Vector-borne diseases–constant challenge for practicing veterinarians: recommendations from the CVBD World Forum. Parasites & vectors 5, 55.

Sherry, K., Miró, G., Trotta, M., Miranda, C., Montoya, A., Espinosa, C., Ribas, F., Furlanello, T., Solano-Gallego, L., 2011, A serological and molecular study of Leishmania infantum infection in cats from the Island of Ibiza (Spain). Vector borne and zoonotic diseases 11, 239-245.

Miró, G., Galvez, R., Fraile, C., Descalzo, M.A., Molina, R., 2011, Infectivity to Phlebotomus perniciosus of dogs naturally parasitized with Leishmania infantum after different treatments. Parasites & Vectors 4, 52.

Solano-Gallego, L., Miró, G., Koutinas, A., Cardoso, L., Pennisi, M.G., Ferrer, L., Bourdeau, P., Oliva, G., Baneth, G., The LeishVet, G., 2011, LeishVet guidelines for the practical management of canine leishmaniosis. Parasites & vectors 4, 86.

Gálvez, R., Descalzo, M.A., Guerrero, I., Miró, G., Molina, R., 2011, Mapping the current distribution and predicted spread of the leishmaniosis sand fly vector in the Madrid region (Spain) based on environmental variables and expected climate change. Vector borne and zoonotic diseases (Larchmont, N.Y 11, 799-806.

Galvez, R., Miró, G., Descalzo, M.A., Molina, R., 2011, Questionnaire-based survey on the clinical management of canine leishmaniosis in the Madrid region (central Spain). Prev Vet Med 102, 59-65.

Gálvez, R., Miró, G., Descalzo, M.A., Nieto, J., Dado, D., Martín, O., Cubero, E., Molina, R., 2010, Emerging trends in the seroprevalence of canine leishmaniasis in the Madrid region (central Spain). Veterinary parasitology 169, 327-334.

Ferrer, L.; Baneth, G.; Bourdeau, P.; Koutinas, A; Miró, G; Pennisi, MG; Cardoso, L; Oliva, G; Solano-Gallego, L., 2010, Response to the letter: “Some remarks about the LeishVet directions for the treatment of canine leishmaniosis”. Veterinary parasitology 169, 418-420.

Gálvez, R., Descalzo, M.A., Miró, G., Jiménez, M.I., Martin, O., Dos Santos-Brandao, F., Guerrero, I., Cubero, E., Molina, R., 2010, Seasonal trends and spatial relations between environmental/meteorological factors and leishmaniosis sand fly vector abundances in Central Spain. Acta tropica 115, 95-102.

Ferrer, L.; Miró, G., 2009, Canine leishmaniosis: necessity for a consensus with regard to treatment and diagnosis. Clínica Veterinaria de Pequeños Animales 29, 2-3.Mateo, M., Maynard, L., Vischer, C., Bianciardi, P., Miró, G., 2009, Comparative study on the short term efficacy and adverse effects of miltefosine and meglumine antimoniate in dogs with natural leishmaniosis. Parasitology research 105, 155-162.

Solano-Gallego, L., Koutinas, A., Miró, G., Cardoso, L., Pennisi, M.G., Ferrer, L., Bourdeau, P., Oliva, G., Baneth, G., 2009, Directions for the diagnosis, clinical staging, treatment and prevention of canine leishmaniosis. Veterinary parasitology 165, 1-18.

Miró, G., Oliva, G., Cruz, I., Cañavate, C., Mortarino, M., Vischer, C., Bianciardi, P., 2009, Multicentric, controlled clinical study to evaluate effectiveness and safety of miltefosine and allopurinol for canine leishmaniosis. Veterinary dermatology 20, 397-404.

Miró, G., Cardoso, L., Pennisi, M.G., Oliva, G., Baneth, G., 2008, Canine leishmaniosis, new concepts and insights on an expanding zoonosis: part two. Trends in parasitology 24, 371-377.

Miró, G., Montoya, A., Mateo, M., Alonso, A., García, S., García, A., Caballero, M.J., Molina, R., 2007, A leishmaniosis surveillance system among stray dogs in the region of Madrid: ten years of serodiagnosis (1996-2006). Parasitology research 101, 253-257.

Miró, G., Galvez, R., Mateo, M., Montoya, A., Descalzo, M.A., Molina, R., 2007, Evaluation of the efficacy of a topically administered combination of imidacloprid and permethrin against Phlebotomus perniciosus in dog. Veterinary parasitology 143, 375-379.

Miró, G., Galvez, R., Mateo, M., Montoya, A., Descalzo, M.A., Molina, R., 2007, Leishmaniosis canina: situación actual en Europa, diagnóstico y control. Acta Scientiae Veterinariae 35(Supl2), s229-s227.

Molina, R., Miró, G., Gálvez, R., Nieto, J., Descalzo, M.A., 2006, Evaluation of a spray of permethrin and pyriproxyfen for the protection of dogs against Phlebotomus perniciosus. The Veterinary record 159, 206-209.

Miró, G. Atlas de Diagnóstico Parasitológico del perro y del gato. Volumen I. Endoparásitos. Ed. Servet. Zaragoza. 2015. 

Roura López X; Miró Corrales G, Sainz Rodríguez A, Estrada-Peña A, Cardoso L., Solano Gallego L. Leishmaniosis canina y felina en España y Portugal. Leishmaniosis canina y felina en España y Portugal. Las 159 preguntas sobre las que siempre habías querido una respuesta. Servet editorial – Grupo Asís Biomedia S.L. pp 144. 2015. ISBN: 978-84-942976-3-2.

Miró Corrales Guadalupe y Solano Gallego Laia. Enfermedades vectoriales del perro y el gato. Leishmaniosis canina y felina. Ed. Acalanthis Comunicación y Estrategia, SLU, 2012. 

Miró, G. & Molina, R. Leishmaniosis canina: manejo clínico y situación actual en España. Ed. Bayer Health Care, 2006.

Miró, G., Fraile, C., Rupérez, C., Sagredo, P. Atlas de Dermatología del perro y del gato. Tomo I. Enfermedades infecciosas y parasitarias. Ed: Luzán 5, S.A. de Ediciones, 2004.

Miró G. Canine Leishmaniosis. In: Big 5 Canine Vector Borne Diseases. MSD. 2021.

Miró, G. Control de la leishmaniosis canina. En: Brote de Leishmaniasis en Fuenlabrada y otros municipios de la Comunidad de Madrid. Editorial Comunidad de Madrid. ISBN: 978-84-451-3625-6. 2017.

Pennisi MG & Miró G. Feline Leishmaniosis. In Parasitoses and Vector Borne diseases of the cat. Ed. F. Beugnet & L. Haloos. 2015.

Miró G. Leishmaniosis. In: Mª del Mar Blanco, José Antonio Orden, Mª Teresa Cutuli, Ana Doménech, Gustavo Domínguez, Esperanza Gómez-Lucía, Guadalupe Miró e Isabel Simarro.  Graphic Handbook Immunology and Infectious Diseases of the Dog and Cat. Editorial Servet. ISBN: 978-84-8322-358-1. 2013.

Miró G. Manifestaciones clínicas y alteraciones clínico-patológicas. En: Leishmaniosis: una revisión actualizada. Ed. Laia Solano-Gallego. Servet. Zaragoza. pp 53-67. 2013.

Miró G. Tratamiento y Pronóstico. En: Leishmaniosis: una revisión actualizada. Ed. Laia Solano-Gallego. Servet. Zaragoza. pp 151-164. 2013.

Miró Corrales G, Solano-Gallego L. Leishmaniosis canina y felina. En: Enfermedades vectoriales del perro y el gato. Ed. Acalanthis Comunicación y Estrategia, SLU, 2012.