Anti-Leishmania infantum syn chagasi antibodies in dogs from São José do Rio Preto, São Paulo
Keywords:Visceral leishmaniasis, Canine, ELISA, Immunochromatography, Indirect immunofluorescent reaction
AbstractVisceral leishmaniasis (VL) has been a widespread zoonosis in São Paulo since 1998, when the first autochthonous canine case was identified in Araçatuba. The aim of this study was to determine the occurrence of anti-Leishmania infantum syn chagasi antibodies in serum samples of 584 dogs from São José do Rio Preto, São Paulo, a non endemic area for the disease. Five dogs (0.86%) seroconverted by ELISA and one (0.17%) by immunochromatography. The indirect immunofluorescent reaction, carried out in 138 animals whose optical densities were above or close to ELISA's cutt-off point, evidenced two dogs (1.45%) with titers above 1:40. Only one dog was serum-reactive on the three techniques. Although there was not a history of displacing this animal to endemic areas, the dog had been acquired in a region with canine and human cases of VL. These results suggests that there were no autochthonous cases of canine VL in this population.
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De Nardo, C. D. D., Rossi, C. N., Laurenti, M. D., & Marcondes, M. (2011). Anti-Leishmania infantum syn chagasi antibodies in dogs from São José do Rio Preto, São Paulo. Brazilian Journal of Veterinary Research and Animal Science, 48(5), 425-428. https://doi.org/10.11606/S1413-95962011000500010
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