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Volume 25, Number 2—February 2019
Research Letter

Zoonotic Leishmaniasis, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Vito Colella, Adnan Hodžić, Roberta Iatta, Gad Baneth, Amer Alić, and Domenico OtrantoComments to Author 
Author affiliations: Università degli Studi di Bari, Bari, Italy (V. Colella, R. Iatta, D. Otranto); University of Veterinary Medicine Vienna, Vienna, Austria (A. Hodžić); The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Rehovot, Israel (G. Baneth); University of Sarajevo, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina (A. Alić)

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Positivity to Leishmania infantum of dogs and cats kept in different living conditions and from selected geographic areas in Bosnia and Herzegovina*

Animal characteristic IFAT positive/total (%) Real-time PCR positive/total (%)
All tested
30/180 (16.7)
13/413 (3.1)
Living condition
Shelter 14/96 (14.6) 0/142
Stray 10/65 (15.3) 3/127 (2.4)
6/19 (31.6)
10/134 (7.5)
Geographic origin
Sarajevo 1/22 (4.5) 7/142 (4.9)
Gračanica 2/56 (3.5) 0/63
Zenica 9/39 (23.1) 0/44
Goradže 12/34 (35.3) 0/40
Bihać 0 0/40
Mostar 4/6 (66.7) 6/36 (16.7)
Livno 2/14 (14.3) 0/14
Odžak ND 0/12
Gornji Vakuf-Uskoplje ND 0/12
Tuzla 0/9 0/9

*IFAT, immunofluorescence antibody test; ND, not done.

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