2011
DOI: 10.1590/s0036-46652011000400010
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Abstract: SUMMARYAn autochthonous case of visceral leishmaniasis is reported in a dog (Canis familiaris) as an apparently natural infection in a nonendemic area. DNA obtained from spleen and liver samples produced the expected fragment in a Leishmania-specific rDNA-based nested-PCR assay. The PCR product, a 490 bp fragment, was sequenced and the nucleotide sequence was identical to that of Leishmania (Leishmania) infantum chagasi. These results are surprising since no autochthonous human or canine cases of visceral leis… Show more

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“…Savani et al (2011) reported the first autochthonous L. chagasi case in Campinas-SP using PCR. Silva et al (2008) discovered 3% of Leishmania spp.…”
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confidence: 99%
“…Savani et al (2011) reported the first autochthonous L. chagasi case in Campinas-SP using PCR. Silva et al (2008) discovered 3% of Leishmania spp.…”
Section: Discussionmentioning
confidence: 99%
“…The initial VL focus in Campinas was identified in 2009, based on an autochthonous canine case reported in an environmentally protected area (EPA) within the municipality [16,17]. This area has undergone intense environmental changes since the 1970s, with deforestation for road and residential condominiums construction.…”
Section: Introductionmentioning
confidence: 99%
“…From that point, the disease spread to other regions of the state, and 100 municipalities had registered AVL transmission by 2011 4 . Campinas was added to the list of municipalities with established canine transmission maintained by the state's AVL Surveillance and Control Program in 2009 after the confi rmation of the fi rst autochthonous case of canine AVL 4,5 .…”
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“…The lot is situated in an environmentally protected area in the east part of the city that displays patches of forest with wild fauna and characteristics of topography and vegetation that favor the presence of sand fl ies 5,6 .…”
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