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Title: Dogs as a possible animal reservoir for leishmaniasis in Dickwella, Sri Lanka
Authors: Abayaweera, Charani A
Siriwardana, Yamuna
Abeywardana, T J
Rathnayaka, R M U K
Kumarasinghe, H G C Nuwan
Karunaweera, Nadira D
Issue Date: 2010
Publisher: University of Colombo
Citation: Annual Research Proceedings, University of Colombo held on 12th and 13th May 2010
Abstract: Leishmaniasis is now recognized as an endemic disease in Sri Lanka. Infection caused by Leishmania spp. is known to affect both humans and animals, including domestic dogs. Detection of an animal reservoir is important to understand transmission dynamics and to formulate control strategies. By testing for antibody response; past infections and asymptomatic disease can be detected. rK39 is a L.donovani specific antigen to which the visceralizing infection can exert a serological response
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