Canine leishmaniasis in southeastern Spain
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AuthorMartín Sánchez, Joaquina; Morales-Yuste, Manuel; Acedo-Sánchez, Carmen; Barón, Sergio; Díaz Sáez, Victoriano; Morillas Márquez, Francisco
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Martín Sánchez, J. Canine leishmaniasis in southeastern Spain. Emerging Infectious Diseases, 15(5): 795-798 (2009). [http://hdl.handle.net/10481/33008]
SponsorshipThe Ministerio de Educación y Ciencia, Madrid (AGL2004-06909-C02-02), and the Junta de Andalucía (group CVI176) provided financial assistance, and Emerging Diseases in a changing European eNvironment (EDEN; contract no. 010284, Integrated Project GOCE) awarded a PhD student grant to S.B. This publication is catalogued by the EDEN Steering Committee as EDEN0137 (www.eden-fp6project.net).
To examine prevalence changes and risk factors for canine leishmaniasis, we conducted a cross-sectional seroprevalence study and a survey during April–June 2006. Seroprevalence had increased at the meso-Mediterranean bioclimatic level over 22 years. Risk was highest for dogs that were older, large, lived outside, and lived at the meso-Mediterranean level.