Increasing Incidence of Zoonotic Visceral Leishmaniasis on Crete, Greece
Maria Antoniou, Ippokratis Messaritakis, Vasiliki Christodoulou, Ioanna Ascoksilaki, Nikos Kanavakis, Andrew J. Sutton, Connor Carson, and Orin Courtenay
Author affiliations: University of Crete, Heraklion, Greece (M. Antoniou, I. Messaritakis, V. Christodoulou); Veterinary Laboratory of Heraklion, Heraklion (I. Ascoksilai); Veterinary Services, Sitia, Greece (N. Kanavakis); University of Warwick, Coventry, UK (A.J. Sutton, C. Carson, O. Courtenay)
Figure. Annual seroprevalence of zoonotic visceral leishmaniasis in dogs on Crete, Greece, 1990–2006. Shown are logistic fits of age-adjusted prevalences (line and squares) for dogs from 97 villages (indirect immunofluoresecent antibody test [IFAT] cutoff titer 160) and crude seroprevalences (line and triangles) calculated from records of the Veterinary Laboratory of Heraklion, Crete, Hellenic Ministry of Rural Development and Food (www.minagric.gr) (IFAT cutoff titer 200). Binomial standard error bars are shown.
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