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Title: Prevalence and factors associated with leishmania infantum infection of dogs from an urban area of Brazil as identified by molecular methods.
Authors: Vital, Wendel Coura
Marques, Marcos José
Veloso, Vanja Maria
Roatt, Bruno Mendes
Soares, Rodrigo Dian de Oliveira Aguiar
Reis, Levi Eduardo Soares
Braga, Samuel Leôncio
Morais, Maria Helena Franco
Reis, Alexandre Barbosa
Carneiro, Mariângela
Issue Date: 2011
Citation: VITAL, W. C. et al. Prevalence and factors associated with leishmania infantum infection of dogs from an urban area of Brazil as identified by molecular methods. Plos Neglected Tropical Diseases, v.5, n. 8, 2011. Disponível em: <https://journals.plos.org/plosntds/article?id=10.1371/journal.pntd.0001291>. Acesso em: 04 jul. 2012.
Abstract: Visceral leishmaniasis (VL) is a disease caused by the parasite Leishmania infantum , and dogs are the most important domestic reservoirs of the agent. During recent decades, VL has expanded to large Brazilian urban centers. In the present work, we have demonstrated by using molecular techniques that the rate of canine infection as detected by serology has been considerably underesti mated. Two groups of seronegative dogs (infected and non-infected according to molecular methods) were further evaluated from data obtained through interviews with owners of the animals. The factors associated with Leishmania infection in dogs were a family income of less than two minimum salaries, the knowledge of the owner regarding the vector, the dog spending most of its time in the backyard and the dog never having had a previous serological examination. Awareness regarding the factors associated with canine infection will improve health services and the understanding of the disease’s expansion in urban areas.
URI: http://www.repositorio.ufop.br/handle/123456789/956
ISSN: 19352727
metadata.dc.rights.license: No permission is required from the authors or the publishers. Fonte: Plos <http://www.plos.org/about/open-access/license/>. Acesso em: 08 dez. 2013.
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