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Year : 2005
Tome : 156
Volume : 1
Pages : 20-22
Title : Evaluation of the potential transmission of visceral leishmaniasis in a canine shelter
Authors : V.M. RIBEIRO, R.A. RAJO, S. DE ARAUJO DINIZ and M.S. MARQUES MICHALICK
Summary : Seventeen dogs from the same shelter in an endemic visceral leishmaniasis region were observed for 24 months. The animals lived in contiguous individual cells. After serological diagnosis through ELISA test, all dogs received a deltamethrin impregnated collar (Scalibor Protector Band, Intervet) and the positives ones were also subjected to treatment with alopurinol, 10 mg/kg BID. After five months, three dogs exhibited serum conversion and also started to receive the same therapeutic protocol. Nineteen months later, none of the other animals showed positive serology. The results suggest that interruption in the transmission process occurred after the measures had been adopted.
Keywords : dog - canine leishmaniasis - deltamethrin - Leishmania chagasi - sand flies.
Correspondence : V.M. RIBEIRO
Adress : Clnica Veterinria Santo Agostinho, Avenida Amazonas, 2218, 30180 003 Belo Horizonte, Brasil - vitor@veterinariasantoagostinho.com.br
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