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Title: Public knowledge about and detection of canine visceral leishmaniasis in urban Divinópolis, Brazil
Authors: Souza, Carina Margonari de
Menezes, Julia Alves
Rocha, Marcele Neves
Maia, Kamila Nunes
Oliveira, Michael Eder de
Fonseca, Amanda Luisa
Sousa, Fabrizio Furtado de
Ferreira, Eduardo de Castro
Madureira, Ana Paula
Melo, Maria Norma
Soares, Rodrigo Pedro Pinto
Affilliation: Fundação Oswaldo Cruz. Centro de Pesquisas René Rachou. Belo Horizonte, MG, Brazil/ Universidade Estadual de Minas Gerais. Fundação Educacional de Divinpolis. Divinópolis, MG, Brazil
Fundação Oswaldo Cruz. Centro de Pesquisas René Rachou. Belo Horizonte, MG, Brazil/ Universidade Estadual de Minas Gerais. Fundação Educacional de Divinpolis. Divinópolis, MG, Brazil
Fundação Oswaldo Cruz. Centro de Pesquisas René Rachou. Belo Horizonte, MG, Brazil
Universidade Estadual de Minas Gerais. Fundação Educacional de Divinpolis. Divinópolis, MG, Brazil
Universidade Estadual de Minas Gerais. Fundação Educacional de Divinpolis. Divinópolis, MG, Brazil
Universidade Estadual de Minas Gerais. Fundação Educacional de Divinpolis. Divinópolis, MG, Brazil
Universidade Estadual de Minas Gerais. Fundação Educacional de Divinpolis. Divinópolis, MG, Brazil
Universidade Federal de Ouro Preto. Escola de Farmácia. Departamento de Ciências Médicas. Ouro Preto, MG, Brazil
Universidade Federal de São João del-Rei. Departamento de Engenharia de Biossistemas. São João del-Rei, MG, Brazil
Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais. Departamento de Parasitologia. Belo Horizonte, MG, Brazil
Fundação Oswaldo Cruz. Centro de Pesquisas René Rachou. Belo Horizonte, MG, Brazil
Abstract: Background. Leishmaniases are diseases with awide spectrumof clinical manifestations including cutaneous (CL) and visceral (VL) forms. Many factors may affect their occurrence and expansion including environmental, geographic, and social conditions. In the past two decades, Divinópolis, Minas Gerais State, Brazil, has exhibited the potential for a disease outbreak, with the appearance of CL, and VL cases (human and canine). Hence, this study was initiated tomonitor public knowledge of the disease. Questionnaires were administered in four neighborhoods (Jardim Belvedere, Esplanada, Danilo Passos I and II) where most of the human and canine cases have been reported. The analyses demonstrated that public knowledge of the disease is sparse and fragmented. A strong perception of the dog as the main reservoir was observed. Five veterinary clinics were evaluated for the presence of canine VL using serological (RIFI and ELISA) andmolecular (PCR-RFLP) techniques. This is the first study demonstrating the occurrence of Leishmania infantumin Divinópolis, suggesting a possible urbanization of VL.
Keywords: Leishmaniases
Issue Date: 2012
Publisher: Hindawi Publishing Corporation
Citation: SOUZA, Carina Margonari de et al. Public knowledge about and detection of canine visceral leishmaniasis in urban Divinópolis, Brazil. Journal of Tropical Medicine. 2012, vol.2012, pp. 1-8
DOI: 10.1155/2012/429586
ISSN: 1687-9694
Copyright: open access
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