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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
Principal Investigator: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

Abstract

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.

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)
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.
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. 106 f. Master's Dissertation - Universidade Estadual Paulista "Júlio de Mesquita Filho" Faculdade de Engenharia (Campus de Ilha Solteira)..

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