Advanced search
Start date

Risk factors associated with Canine Visceral Leishmaniasis in the "Cinturão Verde" area from Ilha Solteira, SP.

Grant number: 12/12066-3
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Master
Effective date (Start): August 01, 2012
Effective date (End): March 31, 2014
Field of knowledge:Biological Sciences - Parasitology - Protozoology of Parasites
Principal researcher:Wilma Aparecida Starke Buzetti
Grantee:Julio Cesar Pereira Spada
Home Institution: Faculdade de Engenharia (FEIS). Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP). Campus de Ilha Solteira. Ilha Solteira , SP, Brazil


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. This study aims to study the risk factors associated with dogs naturally infected with CVL and the distribution of sand flies in an outlying rural area known by "Cinturão Verde" from Ilha Solteira, SP, Brazil. The disease will be diagnosed by parasitological, serological (IFAT and ELISA) and molecular (PCR) tests. The insects will be collected using a CDC light trap placed monthly around the houses.

News published in Agência FAPESP Newsletter about the scholarship:
Articles published in other media outlets (0 total):
More itemsLess items

Scientific publications
(References retrieved automatically from Web of Science and SciELO through information on FAPESP grants and their corresponding numbers as mentioned in the publications by the authors)
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. -, . (11/07580-7, 12/12066-3)
Academic Publications
(References retrieved automatically from State of São Paulo Research Institutions)
SPADA, Julio Cesar Pereira. Fatores de riscos associados à leishmaniose visceral canina na área de cinturão verde de Ilha Solteira, SP. 2014. Master's Dissertation - Universidade Estadual Paulista (Unesp). Faculdade de Engenharia. Ilha Solteira Ilha Solteira.

Please report errors in scientific publications list by writing to: