Allochthonous case of visceral canine leishmaniasis in Campo Mourão, Parana, Brazil

Alexandre Redson Soares da Silva, Andressa Aparecida Macedo, Ludmila Rodrigues Moroz, Roberta Ribeiro Fernandes, Sabrina Marin Rodigheri, Ana Amélia Domingues Gomes

Abstract


This report aims to describe the first case allochthonous of visceral leishmanisasis (VL) in the municipality of Campo Mourão, Parana, Brazil, in a canine, Boxer breed, with eye and skin lesions, lymphadenomegaly and splenomegaly, attended at Veterinary Hospital at the Faculdade Integrado de Campo Mourão, after residing in the city of Campo Grande, Mato Grosso do Sul. The diagnosis of the disease was based on direct observation of amastigotes of Leishmania spp., in popliteal lymph nodes, suggesting that a case of VL, since the animal came from an endemic area for the disease. The migration of infected dogs from endemic regions to areas unaffected becomes a problem for public health, since it may allow the installation of new outbreaks by encouraging the spread of disease throughout the country.


Keywords


Dog; Leishmania spp.; Zoonosis, Southern; Epidemiological surveillance.



DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5433/1679-0359.2012v33n2p769

Semina: Ciênc. Agrár.
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DOI: 10.5433 / 1679-0359
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