Prevalence of Dirofilaria immitis antigen and antibodies to Leishmania infantum in cats from southern Portugal
- Autores: Campino L, Cardoso L, Coimbra M, Maia C, Ramos C
- Ano de Publicação: 2015
- Journal: Parasitology International
- Link: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25463307
Vector-borne diseases (VBD) are caused by a range of pathogens transmitted by arthropods and have emerged in recent years, showing a wider geographic distribution and increased global prevalence. In addition to their veterinary medical importance, cats play a central role in the transmission cycles of some VBD agents by acting as reservoirs, amplifying hosts or sentinels.