Prevalence of Leishmania spp. infection in domestic dogs in Chapare, Bolivia
Parrado, R., Rojas, E., Delgado, R., Torrico, M. C., Reithinger, R., & Garcia, A. L. (2011). Prevalence of Leishmania spp. infection in domestic dogs in Chapare, Bolivia. Veterinary Parasitology: Regional Studies and Reports, 177(1-2), 171-174. DOI: 10.1016/j.vetpar.2010.11.021
Data on Leishmania spp. infection in dogs in Bolivia is scarce. Dogs from an area where 90% of human cutaneous leishmaniasis (CL) cases are due to Leishmania (Viannia) braziliensis were screened for Leishmania infection using established enzyme-linked immunosorbent antibody test (ELISA) protocols. Although none of the 51 dogs surveyed had clinical lesions indicative of CL, 6 out of 51 (11.8%) sampled dogs tested positive by ELISA.