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Canine visceral leishmaniasis study and Phlebotominae fauna distribution in "Cinturão verde" area from Ilha Solteira, SP


Canine Visceral Leishmaniasis (CVL) is a zoonotical parasitic disease of great importance for public health and is caused by the protozoa Leishmania (L.) infantum (syn: L. (L.) chagasi) transmitted by sand fly bite of the specie Lutzomyia longipalpis. Leishmania species are intracellular macrophagic parasites from dogs, humans and many wild animal hosts that can cause the death of the hosts if without any treatment. The aim of the present work is a study of the prevalence of CVL in dogs, the distribution of Phlebotominae insects and the risk factor associated to canine infection in a rural area called "Cinturão Verde" from Ilha Solteira, SP, Brazil. The CVL diagnosis will be accomplished by parasitological, serologica (IFAT and ELISA) and molecular methods (PCR). The insects will be collected using a CDC light trap placed monthly around the houses. (AU)

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JULIO CESAR PEREIRA SPADA; DIOGO TIAGO DA SILVA; MARIA LUANA ALVES; NICOLÁS CÉSPEDES CÁRDENAS; OSVALDO FREDERICO INLAMEA; GLAUCIA AMORIM FARIA; ANDREA GONÇALVES FERREIRA; HELIO RICARDO SILVA; TRÍCIA MARIA FERREIRA DE SOUSA OLIVEIRA; WILMA APARECIDA STARKE BUZETTI. Risk factors associated with Leishmania exposure among dogs in a rural area of Ilha Solteira, SP, Brazil. Revista da Sociedade Brasileira de Medicina Tropical, v. 53, p. -, 2020. Web of Science Citations: 0.
PEREIRA SPADA, JULIO CESAR; DA SILVA, DIOGO TIAGO; REAL MARTINS, KENNYA ROZY; RODAS, LILIAN APARECIDA COLEBRUSCO; ALVES, MARIA LUANA; FARIA, GLAUCIA AMORIM; BUZUTTI, MARCELO COSTA; SILVA, HELIO RICARDO; STARKE-BUZETTI, WILMA APARECIDA. Occurrence of Lutzomyia longipalpis (Phlebotominae) and canine visceral leishmaniasis in a rural area of Ilha Solteira, SP, Brazil. Revista Brasileira de Parasitologia Veterinária, v. 23, n. 4, p. 456-462, OCT-DEC 2014. Web of Science Citations: 2.

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