Jose Luis Guarga

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The efficacy of specific immunochemotherapy against Leishmania infantum infection in dog was studied. The effects on transmission of the disease, as well as the cellular and humoral immune response were examined. The treated animals showed a significant reduction in the infection rates that were detected in Phlebotomus perniciosus females fed on the dog.(More)
The dog is the main reservoir of Leishmania infantum, which is a parasite spread among canine hosts by the bite of sand flies. Phlebotomus perniciosus is the sand fly acting as a major vector in the Mediterranean basin. As a consequence, the dog will suffer from leishmaniasis. In this work the infective capacity of infected dogs, established by direct(More)
Direct xenodiagnosis has been used to determine the infection rates in sand flies of 12 dogs parasitized by Leishmania infantum and classified in function of clinical signs. The dogs were divided into three clinical groups and no statistically significant differences in the infection rates of female sand flies were observed among them. This result indicates(More)
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