2015
DOI: 10.1590/s1984-29612015016 View full text |Buy / Rent full text
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Abstract: The relevance of the dog as a source of visceral leishmaniasis infection is known, but the role of cats as reservoir hosts for leishmaniasis is not yet fully clear. This study assessed the efficacy of conjunctival swab PCR (CS-PCR) in the detection of cats infected by Leishmania spp. The results were seven (13.5%) cats positive for Leishmania spp. in the PCR, in 52 cats tested from Pirassunuga-SP and Ilha Solteira-SP. From the city of Pirassununga -SP 28.6% (2/7) were positive and from the city of Ilha Solteir… Show more

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