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Increasing incidence of zoonotic visceral leishmaniasis on Crete, Greece

By Maria Antoniou, Ippokratis Messaritakis, Vasiliki Christodoulou, Ioanna Ascoksilaki, Nikos Kanavakis, A. J. Sutton, Connor Carson and Orin Courtenay


To determine whether the incidence of canine leishmaniasis has increased on Crete, Greece, we fitted infection models to serodiagnostic records of 8,848 dog samples for 1990–2006. Models predicted that seroprevalence has increased 2.4% (95% confidence interval 1.61%–3.51%) per year and that incidence has increased 2.2- to 3.8-fold over this 17-year period

Topics: RB, RA
Publisher: US Department of Health and Human Services
Year: 2009
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