[Allochthonous cases of canine visceral leishmaniasis in Paraná, Brazil: epidemiological implications].

@article{TomazSoccol2009AllochthonousCO,
  title={[Allochthonous cases of canine visceral leishmaniasis in Paran{\'a}, Brazil: epidemiological implications].},
  author={Vanete Tomaz-Soccol and Edilene Alc{\^a}ntara de Castro and Italmar Theodorico Navarro and Marconi Rodrigues de Farias and L{\'i}lia Maria de Souza and Yan{\^e} Carvalho and Salo{\'e} Bispo and Norberto Assis Membrive and Jo{\~a}o Carlos Minozzo and Jess{\'e} Henrique Truppel and Wagner Bueno and Ennio Luz},
  journal={Revista brasileira de parasitologia veterinaria = Brazilian journal of veterinary parasitology : Orgao Oficial do Colegio Brasileiro de Parasitologia Veterinaria},
  year={2009},
  volume={18 3},
  pages={46-51}
}
The south region is the only area in Brazil that does not present autochthonous cases of visceral leishmaniasis (VL), however, in the state of Paraná, dogs and humans have been found showing a VL compatible clinical profile. In view of this problem, the present work aimed at isolating and identifying the parasite and determining the cases autochthony. All animals clinically suspect of VL were clinically evaluated, and had samples of their blood collected for hemoculture (NNN culture medium… CONTINUE READING
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