Visceral leishmaniasis is a major public health concern in Brazil and the domestic dog is the main source of infection. In this study, we aimed to evaluate the accuracy and reliability of a rapid chromatographic immunoassay based on a dual-path platform for the diagnosis of canine visceral leishmaniasis (CVL).
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Brazil is facing expansion and urbanization of American visceral leishmaniasis, with human and canine cases in several large-sized cities. This report describes an autochthonous case of canine visceral leishmaniasis in a nonendemic area in the municipality of Rio de Janeiro.