Involvement of dogs in plague epidemiology in Tanzania : serological observations in domestic animals in Lushoto District.
Venous blood was collected aseptically from clinically healthy domestic dogs, goats, sheep, cats and fowl in various plague-infected villages of Lushoto District, Tanzania, at the time when the disease was actively prevalent in the area.
Flea ectoparasites were collected from the animals, processed, identified and counted.
Serum samples were tested for specific plague antibodies, using the passive haemagglutination technique and checked by passive haemagglutination inhibition tests.
Altogether 389 animals, of which 201 were domestic dogs, were involved. 11 (5.5%) dogs had significantly elevated specific plague antibodies at titres ranging from 20 to 1280.
Mots-clés Pascal : Peste, Yersiniose, Bactériose, Infection, Chien, Fissipedia, Carnivora, Mammalia, Vertebrata, Animal, Epidémiologie, Tanzanie, Afrique, Sérologie, Anticorps, Vecteur, Exploration immunologique
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Plague, Yersiniosis, Bacteriosis, Infection, Dog, Fissipedia, Carnivora, Mammalia, Vertebrata, Animal, Epidemiology, Tanzania, Africa, Serology, Antibody, Vector, Immunological investigation
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