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Seroprevalence of Leishmaniasis Among Dogs Living in a Municipal Dog and Cat Shelter in Edirne
1 Trakya Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi, Tıbbi Mikrobiyoloji Anabilim Dalı, Edirne, Türkiye  
2 Ege Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi, Parazitoloji Anabilim Dalı, İzmir, Türkiye  
Turkiye Parazitol Derg 2016; 40: 56-58
DOI: 10.5152/tpd.2016.4507
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Key Words: Leishmania infantum, Canine leishmaniasis, Indirect Fluorescent Antibody Test, Edirne, Turkey
Abstract

Objective: In this study, we aimed to investigate the seroprevalence of canine leishmaniosis among dogs that live in the town center due to a lack of data on the prevalence of canine leishmaniasis (CanL) in Edirne.

 

Methods: In the present study, 37 dogs living in a municipal dog and cat shelter in Edirne were screened for leishmaniosis by the ındirect fluorescent antibody test.

 

Results: All samples were found to be seronegative.

 

Conclusion: Our study is a preliminary study for Edirne. We wish to perform a large-scale seroepidemiological study with a larger number of dogs from different regions and identify Phlebotomus species.

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