Evidence of canine leptospirosis in kennels in Sicily, by PCR method.

@article{Vicari2007EvidenceOC,
  title={Evidence of canine leptospirosis in kennels in Sicily, by PCR method.},
  author={Domenico Vicari and Maurizio Percipalle and Leone Maria Concetta and Luisa Li Vecchi and Victoria Curro and Maria Vitale and Ferrantelli Vicenzo},
  journal={Revista cubana de medicina tropical},
  year={2007},
  volume={59 1},
  pages={
          61-2
        }
}
Stray dogs in kennels in western Sicily were monitored for zoonotic diseases presence; considering life conditions before their capture they are particularly exposed to the environment and so they can give good epidemiological information on disease prevalence. Leptospira pathogen specific PCR had been used to identify potential reservoirs of pathogenic serovars and provide a preliminary picture of the prevalence of the disease among stray dogs.