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Title: First description of autochthonous canine visceral leishmaniasis in the metropolitan region of Vitória, State of Espírito Santo, Brazil.
Authors: Tonini, Marco André Loureiro
Lemos, Elenice Moreira
Reis, Alexandre Barbosa
Vital, Wendel Coura
Dias, Edelberto Santos
Dietze, Reynaldo
Keywords: Metropolitan region of Vitoria
Leishmaniasis visceral canine
Issue Date: 2012
Citation: TONINI, M. A. L. et al. First description of autochthonous canine visceral leishmaniasis in the metropolitan region of Vitória, State of Espírito Santo, Brazil. Revista da Sociedade Brasileira de Medicina Tropical, v. 45, p. 754-756, 2012. Disponível em: <http://www.scielo.br/pdf/rsbmt/v45n6/19.pdf>. Acesso em: 13 ago. 2014.
Abstract: Introduction: We investigated autochthonous canine visceral leishmaniasis (CVL) in the metropolitan region of Vitória (MRV), an area in which a human case was previously reported. Methods: Serological, parasitological, and molecular tests were performed in 201 dogs. Results: Twenty-six (13%) and 12 (6%) dogs were identified as positive using in-house enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) and rK39 tests, respectively. Two dogs had a positive culture for Leishmania chagasi, and 4 were polymerase chain reaction (PCR)-positive for Leishmania spp. One positive dog belonged to the aforementioned patient. Conclusions: Although the responsible vector was not found, our results provide evidence of autochthonous CVL in the MRV, a non-endemic area for VL.
URI: http://www.repositorio.ufop.br/handle/123456789/4325
metadata.dc.identifier.doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0037-86822012000600019
ISSN: 0037-8682
metadata.dc.rights.license: A Revista da Sociedade Brasileira de Medicina Tropical permite distribuição da obra sob uma licença idêntica a do Editor. Permite o armazenamento das versões pré-print e pós-print. Fonte: Diadorim <http://diadorim.ibict.br/handle/1/127>. Acesso em 01ago. 2014.
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