a survey on canine leishmaniasis in western turkey by parasite, dna and antibody detection assays.human visceral leishmaniasis (vl) caused by leishmania infantum is found throughout the mediterranean region, including turkey, where dogs are considered to be the main reservoir host for this parasite. in the district of manisa, western turkey, 37 human vl cases were reported from june 1993-august 1997. twenty-four villages in this district were chosen for a survey of disease prevalence in dogs. the dogs, 490 in total, were examined using either the indirect immunofluoresence assay (ifat) or di ...200010643901
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