2021
DOI: 10.1590/s1984-29612021047
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Beatriz Maria de Almeida Braz, Denny Parente de Sá Barreto Maia Leite, Raizza Barros Sousa Silva, Maria Luana Cristiny Rodrigues da Silva, Ana Clara de França Silva Azevedo, Erotides Martins Filho, Walter Massa Ramalho, Marcia Almeida de Melo

Abstract: Abstract Visceral leishmaniasis (VL) is a zoonosis with a worldwide distribution that has a major impact on public health. The aim of this study was to verify the prevalence of canine infection by Leishmania infantum, the factors associated with the infection and its spatial distribution in the municipality of Mãe D’Água, in the Sertão region of Paraíba State, Northeast Brazil. Blood samples were collected from 150 dogs for diagnosis by the DPP®, ELISA-S7®, ELISA-EIE® and qPCR assays. The prevalence was calcul…

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