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Dog culling and replacement in an area endemic for visceral leishmaniasis in Brazil.
Measures employed to control visceral leishmaniasis in Brazil have focused on vector control by residual insecticide spraying and diagnosis of infection with elimination of positive dogs. We describeExpand
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Samples from 108 dogs in 63 houses and kennels from the urban area of the municipality of Aracatuba, Sao Paulo State, Brazil, were assessed for the occurrence of antibodies against Neospora caninumExpand
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Cross-reactions between Toxocara canis and Ascaris suum in the diagnosis of visceral larva migrans by western blotting technique.
Visceral larva migrans (VLM) is a clinical syndrome caused by infection of man by Toxocara spp, the common roundworm of dogs and cats. Tissue migration of larval stages causes illness specially inExpand
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Comparative evaluation of an indirect ELISA test for diagnosis of swine cysticercosis employing antigen from Taenia solium and Taenia crassiceps metacestodes.
Taenia solium cysticercosis is still a serious public health problem in several countries where poverty and lack of hygiene favor transmission. Because pigs are the primary intermediate hosts,Expand
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Avaliação da reação em cadeia pela polimerase para diagnóstico da leishmaniose visceral em sangue de cães
Univ Estadual Paulista, UNESP, Dept Apoi Producao & Saude Anim, Curso Med Vet, BR-16050680 Aracatuba, SP, Brazil
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Taenia saginata: differential diagnosis of human taeniasis by polymerase chain reaction-restriction fragment length polymorphism assay.
Speciation of Taenia in human stool is important because of their different clinical and epidemiological features. DNA analysis has recently become possible which overcomes the problems ofExpand
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Serological and molecular diagnostic tests for canine visceral leishmaniasis in Brazilian endemic area: one out of five seronegative dogs are infected.
Euthanasia of infected dogs is one of the measures adopted in Brazil to control visceral leishmaniasis (VL) in endemic areas. To detect infected dogs, animals are screened with the rapid test DPP®Expand
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First detection of Leishmania spp. DNA in Brazilian bats captured strictly in urban areas.
Leishmania spp. is a protozoan that maintains its life cycle in domestic and wild animals and it may include bats, a population that has increased in urban environments. This study aimed toExpand
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Avaliação de dois métodos de extração de DNA de material parafinado para amplificação em PCR
BACKGROUND: There are several methods for DNA extraction from formalin-fixed paraffin-embedded tissues reported in the literature. High success rate on this procedure is important for the use ofExpand
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Detection of Toxoplasma gondii oocysts in environmental samples from public schools.
The number of Toxoplasma gondii oocysts that can be found in random environmental samples is probably low; in addition, these cysts may be confused with Hammondia spp. and Neospora spp. oocysts. TheExpand
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