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1 January 2014 Detection of Leishmania in Red Foxes (Vulpes vulpes) from Southeastern France Using Real-time Quantitative PCR
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The role of red foxes in the natural cycle of Leishmania infection is not well known. In the Var area, southeastern France, from 2006 to 2012, we conducted a longitudinal epidemiologic survey of foxes using quantitative PCR. Among 92 red foxes screened, prevalence of Leishmania infantum infection was 9%. Red foxes may be considered a bioindicator of parasite circulation in this biotope.
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Bernard Davoust, Charles Mary and Jean-Lou Marié "Detection of Leishmania in Red Foxes (Vulpes vulpes) from Southeastern France Using Real-time Quantitative PCR," Journal of Wildlife Diseases 50(1), (1 January 2014). https://doi.org/10.7589/2013-07-190
Received: 31 July 2013; Accepted: 1 September 2013; Published: 1 January 2014
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