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Volume 12, Number 3—March 2006

Research

Canine Visceral Leishmaniasis, United States and Canada, 2000–2003

Zandra H. Duprey*, Francis J. Steurer*, Jane A. Rooney*, Louis V. Kirchhoff†, Joan E. Jackson‡, Edgar D. Rowton‡, and Peter M. Schantz*Comments to Author 
Author affiliations: *Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA; †University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa, USA; ‡Walter Reed Army Institute of Research, Washington, DC, USA

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Table 2

Distribution of participating foxhound hunt clubs or kennels showing number of hunt clubs with hounds infected with Leishmania spp.

State or province Total hunt clubs tested/positive hunt clubs* (%)
Alabama 4/2 (50)
Arkansas 1/0
Arizona 1/0
British Columbia 1/0
California 4/0
Colorado 3/0
Connecticut 3/2 (66.7)
Florida 6/0
Georgia 6/1 (16.7)
Iowa 2/1 (50)
Illinois 8/4 (50)
Indiana 2/1 (50)
Kansas 2/0
Kentucky 5/2 (40)
Maryland 17/3 (17.6)
Massachusetts 4/0
Michigan 3/2 (66.7)
Minnesota 1/0
Mississippi 2/0
Missouri 3/1 (33.3)
Montreal 1/0
North Carolina 10/3 (30.0)
Nebraska 2/0
Nevada 1/0
New Hampshire 2/0
New Jersey 5/1 (20)
New Mexico 2/0
New York 10/1 (10)
Nova Scotia 1/1
Ohio 7/3
Oklahoma 11/0
Ontario 9/5 (55.6)
Pennsylvania 22/3 (13.6)
South Carolina 7/1 (14.3)
Tennessee 9/1 (11.1)
Texas 9/0
Virginia 32/12 (37.5)
Vermont 1/0
Washington 1/0

*Positive hunt clubs are defined as those that contained >1 positive dog.

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