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Methods for diagnosis of canine leishmaniasis and immune response to infection.
Canine leishmaniasis (CanL) caused by Leishmania infantum (syn. L. chagasi, in Latin America), which is transmitted by the bite of phlebotomine sand flies, is endemic and affects millions of dogs inExpand
Recent advances on Dirofilaria repens in dogs and humans in Europe
Dirofilaria repens is a nematode affecting domestic and wild canids, transmitted by several species of mosquitoes. It usually causes a non-pathogenic subcutaneous infection in dogs and is theExpand
Importance of cats in zoonotic leishmaniasis in Portugal.
Leishmaniasis, caused by Leishmania infantum, is an endemic zoonosis in the Mediterranean basin. Dogs are considered the major host for these parasites, as well as the main reservoir for humanExpand
Bacterial and protozoal agents of feline vector-borne diseases in domestic and stray cats from southern Portugal
BackgroundFeline vector-borne diseases (FVBD) have emerged in recent years, showing a wider geographic distribution and increased global prevalence. In addition to their veterinary importance,Expand
Risk factors for canine leishmaniasis in an endemic Mediterranean region.
Human visceral leishmaniasis is an emergent/re-emergent parasitic zoonotic disease in Europe caused by Leishmania infantum, with domestic dog as its main reservoir host. This study presents theExpand
Entomological and ecological studies in a new potential zoonotic leishmaniasis focus in Torres Novas municipality, Central Region, Portugal.
In Portugal human and canine leishmaniasis are caused by Leishmania infantum, and Phlebotomus perniciosus and P. ariasi are the proven vectors. Three main foci were identified in eighty's decade:Expand
Molecular detection of Leishmania infantum in naturally infected Phlebotomus perniciosus from Algarve region, Portugal.
BACKGROUND & OBJECTIVES In Portugal, Phlebotomus perniciosus and P. ariasi, (Subgenus Larroussius; Diptera: Psychodidae) are the proven vectors of leishmaniasis caused by Leishmania infantum. TheExpand
Lungworms and gastrointestinal parasites of domestic cats: a European perspective.
With the exception of Aelurostrongylus abstrusus, feline lungworms have been poorly studied. Information on their distribution is patchy and mostly limited to case reports. In this study, theExpand
Spread of Leishmania infantum in Europe with dog travelling.
Leishmania infantum is the etiological agent of canine leishmaniosis (CanL) in Europe, where it is endemic in the Mediterranean region, with dogs being considered the major reservoir of the parasiteExpand
Cytokine and Phenotypic Cell Profiles of Leishmania infantum Infection in the Dog
Leishmaniasis has reemerged in recent years showing a wider geographic distribution and increased global incidence of human and canine disease than previously known. Dogs are the mainExpand