A survey for American cutaneous and visceral leishmaniasis among 1,342 dogs from areas in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) where the human diseases occur.

@article{Coutinho1985ASF,
  title={A survey for American cutaneous and visceral leishmaniasis among 1,342 dogs from areas in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) where the human diseases occur.},
  author={Sergio Gomes Coutinho and Marise Pinheiro Nunes and Mauro C{\'e}lio de Almeida Marzochi and N Tramontano},
  journal={Memorias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz},
  year={1985},
  volume={80 1},
  pages={17-22}
}
There are areas in the periphery of Rio de Janeiro city where human cases of Visceral and/or Cutaneous Leishmaniasis occur. The parasites have been identified as Leishmania donovani and Leishmania braziliensis braziliensis respectively. A survey for Leishmaniasis was done among 1,342 dogs from those areas using an indirect immunofluorescent test. From the dogs, 616 came from areas where only human cases of Visceral Leishmaniasis occurred, 373 from an area where all human cases were of Cutaneous… CONTINUE READING

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