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Volume 21, Number 12—December 2015

Vectorborne Transmission of Leishmania infantum from Hounds, United States

Robert G. Schaut, Maricela Robles-Murguia, Rachel Juelsgaard, Kevin J. Esch, Lyric C. Bartholomay, Marcelo Ramalho-Ortigao, and Christine A. PetersenComments to Author 
Author affiliations: University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa, USA (R.G. Schaut, C.A. Petersen); Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas, USA (M. Robles-Murguia, M. Ramalho-Ortigao); Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa, USA (R. Juelsgaard, K.J. Esch); University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin, USA (L.C. Bartholomay)

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Table 1

Leishmania infantum status of US foxhounds on which infected sandflies fed*

Age, y
Type of test, date of testing
PCR, 2007
PCR, 2008
Serology/PCR, 2009
Serology/PCR, 2010
Serology/PCR, 2011
DPP, 2011
M 7 Borderline –/– 32– >512/+ +
F 6 + 64/– >512/+ >512/+ +

*Serologic results determined by immunofluorescence antibody testing: <64 indicates negative (–). PCR results: – indicates no amplification; borderline indicates amplification on 1 of 3 tests; positive (+) indicates amplification on 2 of 3 or 3 of 3 tests. DPP indicates K39/22 Dual Path Platform Test (Chembio Diagnostic Systems, Inc. Medford, NY, USA), to detect antibodies against Leishmania spp.

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