Dogs as carriers of canine vector-borne pathogens

Titel: Imported and travelling dogs as carriers of canine vector-borne pathogens in Germany
Inhalt: With the import of pets and pets taken abroad, arthropod-borne diseases have increased in frequency in German veterinary practices. This is reflected by 4,681 dogs that have been either travelled to or relocated from endemic areas to Germany. The case history of these dogs and the laboratory findings have been compared with samples collected from 331 dogs living in an endemic area in Portugal. The various pathogens and the seroprevalences were examined to determine the occurrence of, and thus infection risk, for vector-borne pathogens in popular travel destinations.
Autor: Brigitte Menn, Susanne Lorentz, Torsten J. Naucke
In: Parasites & Vectors 2010

© 2010 Menn et al; licensee BioMed Central Ltd.