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effect of eliminating seropositive canines on the transmission of visceral leishmaniasis in brazil.in brazil, where leishmania chagasi causes endemic american visceral leishmaniasis (avl), the spread and maintenance of human disease are attributed to canine reservoirs. however, despite measures directed toward the elimination of infected canines, the incidence of human disease continues to increase. to evaluate the role of infected canines in the acquisition of avl by humans, we undertook a controlled intervention study in three similar, but isolated, valleys of pancas, espírito santo, brazil ...19979402389
cross-sectional and longitudinal epidemiologic surveys of human and canine leishmania infantum visceral infections in an endemic rural area of southeast brazil (pancas, espirito santo).in an endemic rural area of southeast brazil, surveys confirmed that dogs serve as peridomestic reservoirs of leishmania infantum. it is likely that the lack of efficient control is because presently used diagnostic tests miss positive dogs. overall, 57% of the dogs had specific antibodies, but the canine infection was not uniformly fatal and many seropositive dogs remained asymptomatic or even spontaneously recovered. furthermore, 42% of the human residents became leishmanin-positive reactors a ...200919346375
study of sand fly fauna in an endemic area of american cutaneous leishmaniasis and canine visceral leishmaniasis in the municipality of espírito santo do pinhal, são paulo, brazil.canine american visceral leishmaniasis and american cutaneous leishmaniasis (acl) cases have been recorded in espírito santo do pinhal. the aim of this study was to gather knowledge of the sand fly community and its population ecology within the municipality. captures were made weekly over a period of 15 months in the urban, periurban and rural areas of the municipality, using automatic light traps. a total of 5,562 sand flies were collected, comprising 17 species. the most abundant species were ...201020428683
ecological and epidemiological aspects of the sand fly (diptera, psychodidae) fauna of the national monument of pontões capixabas, state of espírito santo, southeastern brazil.we evaluated the ecological and epidemiological aspects of the sand fly fauna in an area of the atlantic forest biome with records of visceral and cutaneous leishmaniasis. sand fly collections at three different localities at the national monument of pontões capixabas, state of espírito santo, southeastern brazil, were conducted by using two centers of disease control and prevention automatic light traps in the peridomiciliary environment and eight centers of disease control and prevention autom ...201324843925
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