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Trypanosoma cruzi infection in naturally infected dogs from an endemic region of Cundinamarca, Colombia

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Trypanosoma cruzi infection in naturally infected dogs from an endemic region of Cundinamarca, Colombia

The seropositivity and risk factors for Trypanosoma cruzi infection in dogs from a municipality of Cundinamarca, a central state of Colombia were studied. A total of 356 client-owned dogs from urban, peri-urban and rural areas of La Mesa municipality, (Cundinamarca, Colombia) were randomly selected. Blood samples were collected by venipuncture. Anti-T. cruzi antibodies were determined using the enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) method. Reactive ELISA sera were processed by indirect immunofluorescence to confirm the presence of anti-T. cruzi antibodies. Chi-square tests were conducted for statistical analysis. Serologic tests for T. cruzi infection showed a prevalence of 29.49% (105/356), the rural area show a highest T. cruzi infection pattern in comparison with the other zone locations. showed a prevalence of 29.49% (105/356), the rural area show a highest T. cruzi infection pattern in comparison with the other zone locations.

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Trypanosoma cruzi infection in naturally infected dogs from an endemic region of Cundinamarca, Colombia
2018
Diciembre
Pregrado en Medicina
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