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Volume 15, Number 10—October 2009

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Surveillance System for Infectious Diseases of Pets, Santiago, Chile

Javier López, Katia Abarca, Jaime CerdaComments to Author , Berta Valenzuela, Lilia Lorca, Andrea Olea, and Ximena Aguilera
Author affiliations: Chilean Society of Veterinary Infectious Diseases, Santiago, Chile (J. López, B. Valenzuela, L. Lorca); Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Santiago (K. Abarca, J. Cerda); Ministry of Health, Santiago (A. Olea, X. Aguilera)

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Table 2

Diseases reported for dogs and cats, Santiago, Chile, October 2004−September 2006*

Disease No. (%) cases
Dogs
Hemorrhagic gastroenteritis 2,315 (33.2)
Distemper 1,461 (20.9)
Scabies 1,307 (18.7)
Infectious tracheobronchitis 1,207 (17.3)
Tinea 447 (6.4)
Ehrlichiosis 185 (2.7)
Giardiasis 38 (0.5)
Brucellosis 9 (0.1)
Leptospirosis
5 (0.1)
Cats
Respiratory complex disease 826 (69.2)
Feline leukemia 222 (18.6)
Tinea 127 (10.6)
Scabies 14 (1.2)
Giardiasis
4 (0.3)
Total 8,167 (100.0)

*All health services, first and second year of surveillance.

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