Seroprevalence of Leishmania infection and molecular detection of Leishmania tropica and Leishmania infanturn in stray cats of Izmir, Turkey

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Can H. , Döşkaya M., Özdemir G., Şahar E., Karakavuk M., Pektaş B., ...Daha Fazla

EXPERIMENTAL PARASITOLOGY, cilt.167, ss.109-114, 2016 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 167
  • Basım Tarihi: 2016
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1016/j.exppara.2016.05.011
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.109-114


Leishmaniasis caused by more than 20 species of genus Leishmania is transmitted by the bite of infected phlebotomine sand flies. The studies on Leishmania infection in cats is very few in Turkey and therefore we aimed to screen stray cats living in city of Izmir located in western Turkey using nested PCR targeting kinetoplast DNA and serological techniques (ELISA and IFA). Leishmania DNA positive samples were also studied by ITS1 real time PCR.