Volume 12, Number 3—March 2006
Canine Visceral Leishmaniasis, United States and Canada, 2000–2003
|Pet dogs* (n = 709)||706||3||0||0||0||0||0|
|Shelter dogs,† Dutchess County (n = 74)||71||2||1||0||0||0||0|
|Shelter dogs,† Orange County (n = 55)||53||2||0||0||0||0||0|
|Wild canids‡ (n = 291)||286||2||2§||0||1§||0||0|
*Samples from pet and sporting dogs submitted to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention from numerous states for leishmaniasis testing to fulfill entry requirements for countries that require it.
†Samples from dogs retained in county animal shelters.
‡Samples from wild canids collected in the southeastern United States included. Species included red fox (Vulpes vulpes, n = 158), gray fox (Urocyon cinereoargentus, n = 51), and coyote (Canis latrans, n = 82).
§1 of the 2 canids with titer of 32 and the canid with titer of 128 were Trypanosoma cruzi RIPA-positive.