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Serology, molecular detection and risk factors of Ehrlichia canis infection in dogs in Costa Rica
(Ticks and Tick-borne Diseases, 2016-10-06)
A cross-sectional study combining different serological and molecular techniques for the detection of Ehrlichia species in dogs and their ticks was carried out with data from all regions of Costa Rica. A seroprevalence of ...
Exposure of dogs to Rickettsia spp. in Costa Rica: Risk factors for PCR-positive ectoparasites and seropositivity
(Universidad Nacional, Costa Rica, 2019-08-11)
Infection of dogs with Rickettsia spp. can result in inapparent, mild, or severe disease. Moreover, common dog ticks and fleas are able to transmit rickettsiae to nearby humans. In this study, the seroprevalence of spotted ...