Evidence of Leishmania spp. antibodies and DNA in bush dogs (Speothos venaticus) in Brazil.

@article{Lima2009EvidenceOL,
  title={Evidence of Leishmania spp. antibodies and DNA in bush dogs (Speothos venaticus) in Brazil.},
  author={V M F Lima and Karina Reinaldo Fattori and Aparecida de F{\'a}tima Michelin and F{\'a}bio dos Santos Nogueira and Luiza F. Souza},
  journal={Journal of zoo and wildlife medicine : official publication of the American Association of Zoo Veterinarians},
  year={2009},
  volume={40 1},
  pages={
          91-4
        }
}
The municipality of Ilha Solteira, São Paulo, Brazil is an endemic area of leishmaniasis. At the Companhia Energética de São Paulo (CESP) Wild Animal Center of Ilha Solteira, two bush dogs (Speothos venaticus) showed clinical signs of this disease. The amastigote form of Leishmania was detected in lymph-node smears taken by fine-needle biopsy. In addition, serum samples from both animals, screened with an enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA), were positive for anti-Leishmania antibodies… CONTINUE READING
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