Sero-epidemiological study of canine Leishmania spp. infection in the municipality of Alijó (Alto Douro, Portugal).

@article{Cardoso2004SeroepidemiologicalSO,
  title={Sero-epidemiological study of canine Leishmania spp. infection in the municipality of Alij{\'o} (Alto Douro, Portugal).},
  author={Lu{\'i}s Cardoso and Manuela J E Rodrigues and Helder Santos and Gerard J. Schoone and Pedro Carreta and Eug{\'e}nio Varej{\~a}o and Birgit H. B. van Benthem and Maria Odete Afonso and Carlos Alves-Pires and Saul Jos{\'e} Semi{\~a}o-Santos and Jorge Rodrigues and Henk D. H. F. Schallig},
  journal={Veterinary parasitology},
  year={2004},
  volume={121 1-2},
  pages={21-32}
}
Visceral leishmaniosis caused by Leishmania infantum is a zoonotic disease in the Mediterranean basin. We report an epidemiological survey carried out in dogs from the municipality of Alijó in the endemic region of Alto Douro (north Portugal). Performance of the direct agglutination test (DAT) was assessed in 205 matching samples of blood collected on filter paper and serum. A high degree of agreement (97.6%; k = 0.83) was found between the results obtained from both types of samples. DAT was… CONTINUE READING