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PREVALENCE OF AMERICAN TRYPANOSOMIASIS AND LEISHMANIASES IN DOMESTIC DOGS IN A RURAL AREA OF THE MUNICIPALITY OF SÃO JOÃO DO PIAUÍ, PIAUÍ STATE, BRAZIL

Overview of attention for article published in Revista do Instituto de Medicina Tropical de São Paulo, January 2016
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Title
PREVALENCE OF AMERICAN TRYPANOSOMIASIS AND LEISHMANIASES IN DOMESTIC DOGS IN A RURAL AREA OF THE MUNICIPALITY OF SÃO JOÃO DO PIAUÍ, PIAUÍ STATE, BRAZIL
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Revista do Instituto de Medicina Tropical de São Paulo, January 2016
DOI 10.1590/s1678-9946201658079
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Authors

Taliha Dias PEREZ, Fabiano Borges FIGUEIREDO, Artur Augusto Mendes VELHO JUNIOR, Valmir Laurentino SILVA, Maria de Fátima MADEIRA, Reginaldo Peçanha BRAZIL, José Rodrigues COURA

Abstract

Chagas disease and the leishmaniases are endemic zoonoses of great importance to public health in the state of Piauí, Brazil. The domestic dog (Canis familiaris) is a major reservoir, host of Trypanosoma cruzi and Leishmania spp. in both urban and rural areas, playing an important role in the transmission of these parasites. The present study evaluated the prevalence of both infectious diseases in dogs of a rural area in the municipality of São João do Piauí, Piauí State. One hundred twenty-nine blood samples were collected for serological assessment: for the leishmaniases, 49 (38%) animals tested positive by the Dual-Path Platform technology (DPP), nine (6%) by the Enzyme-linked Immunosorbent Assay (ELISA), and 19 (14.7%) by the Indirect Fluorescent Antibody test (IFA); while for American Trypanosomiasis, 36 (28%) dogs were reagent by ELISA and 21 by IFA. Of the 129 dogs sampled, 76 were submitted to xenodiagnosis, bone marrow aspiration and skin biopsy to perform parasitological tests whose results showed only one (2.3%) positive skin sample for Trypanosoma caninum and one positive xenodiagnosis for T. cruzi, both results confirmed by molecular assays. Three hundred triatomines of the species Triatoma brasiliensis and 552 phlebotomines - 509 (97%) of the species Lutzomyia longipalpis, were also captured.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Brazil 1 3%
Unknown 39 98%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 12 30%
Student > Bachelor 6 15%
Student > Ph. D. Student 4 10%
Researcher 3 8%
Student > Postgraduate 2 5%
Other 5 13%
Unknown 8 20%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Veterinary Science and Veterinary Medicine 9 23%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 8 20%
Immunology and Microbiology 3 8%
Medicine and Dentistry 3 8%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 2 5%
Other 7 18%
Unknown 8 20%

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This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 3. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 04 March 2017.
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#7,973,171
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Outputs from Revista do Instituto de Medicina Tropical de São Paulo
#209
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#159,737
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#3
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