|Title:||Seroprevalence of Trypanosoma evansi in dromedaries (Camelus dromedarius) from the Canary Islands (Spain) using an antibody Ab-ELISA||Authors:||Molina Caballero, José Manuel
Ruiz Reyes, Antonio
Juste de Santa Ana, María Candelaria
Corbera, J. A.
|UNESCO Clasification:||310904 Medicina interna||Keywords:||Card Agglutination-Test
|Issue Date:||2000||Journal:||Preventive Veterinary Medicine||Abstract:||After the description in Grand Canary Island of a case of dromedary trypanosomosis caused by Trypanosoma evansi in 1998, an indirect enzyme immunoassay for the detection of specific anti-T. evansi IgG (Ab-ELISA) was used to assess the seroprevalence of this disease on the Canary islands, Seroprevalence was 9.0% in the four studied islands (Gran Canaria, Tenerife, Lanzarote and Fuerteventura), varying from 10.0 to 7.5% by island (not significantly different). Prevalence using Ab-ELISA was higher than that observed when a parasitological method (microscopic observation of blood smears) was used (1.3%). (C) 2000 Elsevier Science B.V. All rights reserved.||URI:||http://hdl.handle.net/10553/49928||ISSN:||0167-5877||DOI:||10.1016/S0167-5877(00)00157-4||Source:||Preventive Veterinary Medicine [ISSN 0167-5877], v. 47 (1-2), p. 53-59, (Octubre 2000)|
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