TITLE

Prevalência e distribuição espacial da leishmaniose visceral em cães do município de Juatuba, Minas Gerais, Brasil

AUTHOR(S)
Nunes Menezes Borges, Luiz Felipe; Gonçalves Paiva Lopes, Eliane; Parreiras de Freitas, Ana Cláudia; Xavier Silva, Marcos; Amaral Haddad, João Paulo; da Silva, José Ailton; Romero Nicolino, Rafael; Ferreira de Magalhães Soares, Danielle
PUB. DATE
February 2014
SOURCE
Ciência Rural;fev2014, Vol. 44 Issue 2, p352
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The objective of the present study was to determine the prevalence and spatial distribution of visceral leishmaniasis in dogs (VLD) at Juatuba city, Minas Gerais, Brazil, in 2010. A crosssectional observational study was performed collecting blood samples from 957 dogs, defined randomly in all city districts. For the sorological diagnosis was used indirect immunofluorescence (IIF) and enzyme-linked immunos orbent assay (ELISA), recommended by the Ministry of Health. Geographical coordinates of properties that participated in the survey were marked in order to check the spatial distribution of canine cases. The VLD prevalence was estimated in 10.6%, ranging from 3% to 50.0%, distributed between 70.6% of city districts. Spatial distribution could be observed by scanning the clusters and according to the disease occurrences the demarcation of different risk areas could be obtained. There was an increase of 2.80 times more likely to acquire the VLD on the primary cluster. As of this research the prevention and control actions for VLD were made according to the specificity of each location to prevent the disease spread among dogs and new human cases.
ACCESSION #
94737944

 

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