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|Title:||Canine Antibody Response To Lutzomyia Longipalpis Saliva In Endemic Area Of Visceral Leishmaniasis|
Da Matta V.L.R.
|Abstract:||Introduction: Canine exposure to Lutzomyia longipalpis bites and the potential of Leishmania infantum transmissibility for the vector were evaluated. Methods: Immunoglobulin G (IgG) anti-Lu longipalpis saliva and -L. infantum, and blood parasite load were determined in dogs from endemic areas of visceral leishmaniasis. Results: Blood parasitism was similar between symptomatic and asymptomatic dogs. IgG anti-L. infantum was higher in symptomatic dogs, but IgG anti-Lu. longipalpis saliva was mostly observed in higher titers in asymptomatic dogs, indicating vector preference for feeding on asymptomatic dogs. Conclusions: Our data suggest a pivotal role of asymptomatic dogs in L. infantum transmission in endemic areas. © 2016, Sociedade Brasileira de Medicina Tropical. All rights reserved.|
|Subject:||Anti-lutzomyia Longipalpis Saliva Antibody|
|Editor:||Sociedade Brasileira de Medicina Tropical|
|Appears in Collections:||Unicamp - Artigos e Outros Documentos|
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