Leishmania tropica infection in golden jackals and red foxes, Israel

Dalit Talmi-Frank, Noa Kedem-Vaanunu, Roni King, Gila Kahila Bar-Gal, Nir Edery, Charles L. Jaffe, Gad Baneth*

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During a survey of wild canids, internal transcribed spacer 1 real-time PCR and high-resolution melt analysis identified Leishmania tropica in samples from jackals and foxes. Infection was most prevalent in ear and spleen samples. Jackals and foxes may play a role in the spread of zoonotic L. tropica.

Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)1973-1975
Number of pages3
JournalEmerging Infectious Diseases
Issue number12
StatePublished - Dec 2010


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