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dc.contributorVirginia Tech
dc.contributor.authorRosypal, A. C.
dc.contributor.authorTidwell, R. R.
dc.contributor.authorLindsay, D. S.
dc.date.accessioned2014-06-20T14:13:19Z
dc.date.available2014-06-20T14:13:19Z
dc.date.issued2007-08
dc.identifier.citationAlexa C. Rosypal, Richard R. Tidwell, and David S. Lindsay (2007). "Prevalence of Antibodies to Leishmania infantum and Trypanosoma cruzi in Wild Canids From South Carolina," Journal of Parasitology, Vol. 93, No. 4, pp. 955-957. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1645/GE-1057R.1
dc.identifier.issn0022-3395
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/49070
dc.description.abstractWild canids are reservoir hosts for Leishmania infantum and Trypanosoma cruzi.. The present study examined the prevalence of antibodies to these zoonotic parasites in a population of wild canids from a nonagricultural setting in South Carolina. Sera from 26 gray foxes (Urocyon cinereoargenteus) and 2 coyotes (Canis latrans) were examined for antibodies to L. infantum and T. cruzi using the indirect immunofluorescent antibody test and commercially available parasite-specific immunochromatigraphic strip assays. Antibodies to L. infantinn were not detected by either assay in gray foxes or coyotes. Two (8%) of 26 gray foxes were positive in both the T. cruzi immunofluorescent antibody and strip assays. Antibodies to T. cruzi were not detected in coyotes. Results from this study indicate that wild canids are exposed to T. cruzi, but not L. infantum. in this geographic region.
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dc.publisherAmerican Society of Parasitology
dc.subjectvisceral leishmaniasis
dc.subjectunited-states
dc.subjectraccoons
dc.subjectantigen
dc.subjectgeorgia
dc.subjectparasitology
dc.titlePrevalence of antibodies to Leishmania infantum and Trypanosoma cruzi in wild canids from South Carolina
dc.typeArticle - Refereed
dc.identifier.urlhttp://www.bioone.org/doi/abs/10.1645/GE-1057R.1
dc.date.accessed2014-06-16
dc.title.serialJournal of Parasitology
dc.identifier.doihttps://doi.org/10.1645/ge-1057r.1
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