Antibodies to Rickettsia conorii in dogs: Seasonal differences


Eight dogs, having showed positivity to Rickettsia conorii in serum samples obtained during the spring and summer, were studied again by means of a second determination during the next winter, 4–10 months later. Serum titer became negative in six dogs, persisted high in one, and fell from 1:640 to 1:40 in another dog. This seasonal difference suggests a short persistence of antibodies in dogs after contact with R. conorii in the Mediterranean area.

DOI: 10.1007/BF00146275

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@article{Espejo1993AntibodiesTR, title={Antibodies to Rickettsia conorii in dogs: Seasonal differences}, author={Eugenio Espejo and M. D. Alegre and Bernat Font and Andreea S. Font and F L{\'o}pez Segura and Feliu Bella}, journal={European Journal of Epidemiology}, year={1993}, volume={9}, pages={344-346} }