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- Spitzova, Tatiana, et al. Show all 7 Authors
- Parasites & vectors 2018 v.11 no.1 pp. 545
- Leishmania infantum; Phlebotomus perniciosus; antibodies; antigens; blood sampling; dogs; enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay; etiological agents; humoral immunity; immunoglobulin G; leishmaniasis; monitoring; recombinant proteins; regression analysis; saliva; salivary glands; serology; seroprevalence; vector control; Spain
- ... BACKGROUND: Canine leishmaniosis (CanL) is an important zoonotic parasitic disease, endemic in the Mediterranean basin. In this region, transmission of Leishmania infantum, the etiological agent of CanL, is through the bite of phlebotomine sand flies. Therefore, monitoring host-vector contact represents an important epidemiological tool, and could be used to assess the effectiveness of vector-cont ...
- Spitzova, Tatiana, et al. Show all 12 Authors
- Acta tropica 2018 v.183 pp. 64-77
- Leishmania donovani; Phlebotomus orientalis; Vertisols; animals; clay minerals; cracking; disease reservoirs; dry season; environmental factors; farm labor; females; males; population density; remote sensing; saliva; seroprevalence; vegetation cover; villages; visceral leishmaniasis; volunteers; Ethiopia
- ... Visceral Leishmaniasis (VL) is a disseminated protozoan infection caused by Leishmania donovani that affects almost half a million people annually. In Northern Ethiopia, VL is common in migrant agricultural laborers returning from the lowland sesame fields of Metema and Humera. Recent VL foci have emerged in resident rural populations near the town. In the current study, we evaluate multilevel ent ...