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Research Article

Canine Antibody Response to Phlebotomus perniciosus Bites Negatively Correlates with the Risk of Leishmania infantum Transmission

  • Michaela Vlkova mail,

    mvlkova16@seznam.cz

    Affiliation: Department of Parasitology, Faculty of Science, Charles University in Prague, Prague, Czech Republic

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  • Iva Rohousova,

    Affiliation: Department of Parasitology, Faculty of Science, Charles University in Prague, Prague, Czech Republic

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  • Jan Drahota,

    Affiliation: Department of Parasitology, Faculty of Science, Charles University in Prague, Prague, Czech Republic

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  • Dorothee Stanneck,

    Affiliation: Bayer Animal Health GmbH, Leverkusen, Germany

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  • Eva Maria Kruedewagen,

    Affiliation: Bayer Animal Health GmbH, Leverkusen, Germany

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  • Norbert Mencke,

    Affiliation: Bayer Animal Health GmbH, Leverkusen, Germany

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  • Domenico Otranto,

    Affiliation: Department of Veterinary Public Health and Animal Sciences, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine of Bari, Bari, Italy

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  • Petr Volf

    Affiliation: Department of Parasitology, Faculty of Science, Charles University in Prague, Prague, Czech Republic

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  • Published: October 11, 2011
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0001344

About the Authors

Michaela Vlkova, Iva Rohousova, Jan Drahota, Petr Volf
Department of Parasitology, Faculty of Science, Charles University in Prague, Prague, Czech Republic
Dorothee Stanneck, Eva Maria Kruedewagen, Norbert Mencke
Bayer Animal Health GmbH, Leverkusen, Germany
Domenico Otranto
Department of Veterinary Public Health and Animal Sciences, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine of Bari, Bari, Italy

Corresponding Author

Email: mvlkova16@seznam.cz

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: PV NM DS DO. Performed the experiments: MV IR EK DS JD. Analyzed the data: MV IR PV. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: PV MV IR NM DO. Wrote the paper: MV PV.