[Canine leishmaniasis from Leishmania infantum: value and production of the latex test. Ecoepidemiologic applications].


The authors relate the realization, evaluation and eco-epidemiological applications of a "field-test": the agglutination of latex particles coated with a soluble antigen of Leishmania infantum in the presence of homologous antibodies. Evaluated on 1,035 canine sera, the sensitivity of the latex agglutination test (LAT) was 93.4% compared to the indirect… (More)