Abstract:Dogs are considered the main reservoir of Leishmania infantum.
This protozoan causes visceral leishmaniasis (VL), an uncontrolled urban
zoonosis in Brazil. Serological tests and polymerase chain reaction (PCR) on
peripheral blood were performed to identify infected dogs in scenarios of higher
and lower prevalence of the disease (Teresina and
Vitória). One-hundred infected and 57
non-infected animals from Teresina and 100 non-infected animals from
Vitória were studied. Animal selection was
not dependent on prev… Show more
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