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Title: First epidemiological survey of Leishmania infantum in the domestic ferret (Mustela putorius furo) in a canine leishmaniosis endemic area using serology and PCR
Author: Alcover Amengual, Maria Magdalena
Giner, Jacobo
Rabasedas, Judit
Roca Geronès, Xavier
Verde, María Teresa
Fernández, Antonio
Riera Lizandra, Ma. Cristina
Fisa Saladrigas, Roser
Villanueva-Saz, Sergio
Keywords: Leishmania infantum
Malalties infeccioses en els animals
Parasitologia veterinària
Leishmania infantum
Communicable diseases in animals
Veterinary parasitology
Issue Date: 17-Oct-2022
Publisher: BioMed Central
Abstract: Leishmaniosis, a vector-borne disease caused by Leishmania infantum, is one of the most important parasitic zoonoses in Europe. The transmission cycle of leishmaniosis is maintained by both domestic and wild animals. However, few data are available on the role of wild mammals in transmitting the parasite in the European Mediterranean basin. As feline leishmaniosis, diagnosis of the infection in ferrets can be a challenge, the use of different serological and molecular methods combined is a recommended approach. Our aim was to investigate the prevalence of infection of L. infantum in apparently healthy domestic ferrets (Mustela putorius furo) in an endemic region of Spain (Community of Valencia), using serological and molecular methods and to evaluate the results comparing the different techniques.
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It is part of: Parasites & Vectors, 2022
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ISSN: 1756-3305
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