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Survey of domestic cattle for anti-Leishmania antibodies and Leishmania DNA in a visceral leishmaniasis endemic area of Bangladesh

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Veterinary Research, January 2011
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Title
Survey of domestic cattle for anti-Leishmania antibodies and Leishmania DNA in a visceral leishmaniasis endemic area of Bangladesh
Published in
BMC Veterinary Research, January 2011
DOI 10.1186/1746-6148-7-27
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Authors

Mohammad Shafiul Alam, Debashis Ghosh, Md Gulam Musawwir Khan, Mohammad Faizul Islam, Dinesh Mondal, Makoto Itoh, Md Nurul Islam, Rashidul Haque

Abstract

Visceral leishmaniasis (VL), caused by an intracellular parasite Leishmania donovani in the Indian subcontinent, is considered to be anthroponotic. The role of domestic animals in its transmission is still unclear. Although cattle are the preferred blood host for Phlebotomus argentipes, the sandfly vector of VL in the Indian subcontinent, very little information is available for their role in the disease transmission. In this study, we examined domestic cattle for serological and molecular evidence of Leishmania infection in a VL-endemic area in Bangladesh. Blood samples from 138 domestic cattle were collected from houses with active or recently-treated VL and post-kala-azar dermal leishmaniasis patients. The presence of anti-leishmanial antibodies in serum was investigated using enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) and then with direct agglutination tests (DAT). Nested PCR (Ln PCR) was performed to amplify the ssu-rRNA gene using the DNA extracted from Buffy coat. Recently-developed molecular assay loop-mediated isothermal amplification (LAMP) was also performed for further sensitive detection of parasite DNA.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Sri Lanka 1 1%
Bangladesh 1 1%
Canada 1 1%
Brazil 1 1%
Unknown 84 95%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 22 25%
Student > Master 13 15%
Student > Ph. D. Student 12 14%
Student > Bachelor 8 9%
Student > Doctoral Student 6 7%
Other 15 17%
Unknown 12 14%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 31 35%
Medicine and Dentistry 15 17%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 8 9%
Immunology and Microbiology 7 8%
Veterinary Science and Veterinary Medicine 3 3%
Other 7 8%
Unknown 17 19%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 4. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 01 January 2014.
All research outputs
#6,763,911
of 22,709,015 outputs
Outputs from BMC Veterinary Research
#502
of 3,037 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#50,235
of 180,407 outputs
Outputs of similar age from BMC Veterinary Research
#4
of 20 outputs
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