Seroepidemiological survey on canine leishmaniasis among dogs from an urban area of Brazil.

@article{DantasTorres2006SeroepidemiologicalSO,
  title={Seroepidemiological survey on canine leishmaniasis among dogs from an urban area of Brazil.},
  author={Filipe Dantas-Torres and Maria Edileuza Felinto de Brito and Sinval Pinto Brand{\~a}o-Filho},
  journal={Veterinary parasitology},
  year={2006},
  volume={140 1-2},
  pages={54-60}
}
A cross-sectional seroepidemiological survey on canine leishmaniasis among pet dogs was carried out in an urban area in the State of Pernambuco (Brazil) where human cases of visceral leishmaniasis have sporadically been reported. Using an indirect fluorescent antibody test, anti-Leishmania antibodies were detected in 130 out of 322 dogs, confirming previous exposure to Leishmania parasites. The overall seroprevalence found was 40.3% (95% confidence interval: 34.9-45.9). Data analysis revealed… CONTINUE READING

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