Luis Cardoso


Affiliation: Vila Real
Country: Portugal


  1. Lima C, Colella V, Latrofa M, Cardoso L, Otranto D, Alho A. Molecular detection of Leishmania spp. in dogs and a cat from Doha, Qatar. Parasit Vectors. 2019;12:125 pubmed publisher
    ..and its potential impact on the health of animals and humans, it is crucial to increase scientific knowledge in order to plan screening and regular prophylaxis against sand fly vectors to reduce the risk of infection. ..
  2. Cardoso L. Review of "Pests and vector-borne diseases in the livestock industry" edited by Claire Garros, Jérémy Bouyer, Willem Takken and Renate C. Smallegange. Parasit Vectors. 2019;12:55 pubmed publisher
    ..Claire Garros, Jérémy Bouyer, Willem Takken and Renate C. Smallegange, Editors)Pests and vector-borne diseases in the livestock industry.Wageningen: Wageningen Academic Publishers; 2018.611 pages. ISBN 978-90-8686-315-0 (ISSN 1875-0699). ..
  3. Maia C, Lorentz S, Cardoso L, Otranto D, Naucke T. Detection of Dirofilaria repens microfilariae in a dog from Portugal. Parasitol Res. 2016;115:441-3 pubmed publisher
    ..Due to the zoonotic potential of the parasite, preventive measures such as the administration of microfilaricides and insect repellents should be put into practice to protect animals and public health. ..
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    Cardoso L, Schallig H, Cordeiro da Silva A, Cabral M, Alunda J, Rodrigues M. Anti-Leishmania humoral and cellular immune responses in naturally infected symptomatic and asymptomatic dogs. Vet Immunol Immunopathol. 2007;117:35-41 pubmed
    ..Combining serology and DTH skin test is a practical procedure to assess anti-Leishmania immune responses in dogs. ..
  5. Lopes A, Vila Viçosa M, Coutinho T, Cardoso L, Gottstein B, Müller N, et al. Trichinella britovi in a red fox (Vulpes vulpes) from Portugal. Vet Parasitol. 2015;210:260-3 pubmed publisher
    ..The recognition of T. britovi in a red fox confirms that a sylvatic cycle is present in the North of Portugal and that the local prevalence of Trichinella infection in wildlife must not be ignored due to its underlying zoonotic risks. ..
  6. Cardoso L, Costa A, Tuna J, Vieira L, Eyal O, Yisaschar Mekuzas Y, et al. Babesia canis canis and Babesia canis vogeli infections in dogs from northern Portugal. Vet Parasitol. 2008;156:199-204 pubmed publisher
    ..canis canis and one with B. canis vogeli. This is the first molecular identification report of both the species B. canis and the subspecies B. canis canis and B. canis vogeli in dogs from Portugal. ..
  7. Maia C, Coimbra M, Ramos C, Cristóvão J, Cardoso L, Campino L. Serological investigation of Leishmania infantum, Dirofilaria immitis and Angiostrongylus vasorum in dogs from southern Portugal. Parasit Vectors. 2015;8:152 pubmed publisher
  8. Seixas F, Travassos P, Coutinho T, Lopes A, Latrofa M, Pires M, et al. The eyeworm Thelazia callipaeda in Portugal: Current status of infection in pets and wild mammals and case report in a beech marten (Martes foina). Vet Parasitol. 2018;252:163-166 pubmed publisher
    ..callipaeda in a beech marten (Martes foina) from Portugal and highlight the presence of haplotype 1 as the only one found in Europe, irrespective of the host species and geographical area of provenience. ..
  9. Pennisi M, Cardoso L, Baneth G, Bourdeau P, Koutinas A, Miró G, et al. LeishVet update and recommendations on feline leishmaniosis. Parasit Vectors. 2015;8:302 pubmed publisher
    ..Follow-up of treated cats with routine laboratory tests, serology and PCR is essential for prevention of clinical relapses. Specific preventative measures for this infection in cats are currently not available. ..

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  1. Maia C, Cardoso L. Spread of Leishmania infantum in Europe with dog travelling. Vet Parasitol. 2015;213:2-11 pubmed publisher
  2. Maia C, Almeida B, Coimbra M, Fernandes M, Cristóvão J, Ramos C, et al. Bacterial and protozoal agents of canine vector-borne diseases in the blood of domestic and stray dogs from southern Portugal. Parasit Vectors. 2015;8:138 pubmed publisher
  3. Baneth G, Florin Christensen M, Cardoso L, Schnittger L. Reclassification of Theileria annae as Babesia vulpes sp. nov. Parasit Vectors. 2015;8:207 pubmed publisher
    ..microti, and cluster phylogenetically as a separate species, this study proposes to name this parasite Babesia vulpes sp. nov., after its natural host, the red fox V. vulpes. ..
  4. Cardoso L, Gilad M, Cortes H, Nachum Biala Y, Lopes A, Vila Viçosa M, et al. First report of Anaplasma platys infection in red foxes (Vulpes vulpes) and molecular detection of Ehrlichia canis and Leishmania infantum in foxes from Portugal. Parasit Vectors. 2015;8:144 pubmed publisher
    ..canis in foxes from Portugal. The moderate prevalence of A. platys suggests that red foxes may play a role in the epidemiology of infection with this bacterium and serve as a reservoir for domestic dogs. ..
  5. Alho A, Silva J, Fonseca M, Santos F, Nunes C, de Carvalho L, et al. First report of Cytauxzoon sp. infection in a domestic cat from Portugal. Parasit Vectors. 2016;9:220 pubmed publisher
    ..clustering together with C. manul) in a felid from Portugal. Clinical manifestations along with molecular analysis suggest the hypothesis that domestic cats might be infected with and serve as a reservoir host for C. manul. ..
  6. Alho A, Pita J, Amaro A, Amaro F, Schnyder M, Grimm F, et al. Seroprevalence of vector-borne pathogens and molecular detection of Borrelia afzelii in military dogs from Portugal. Parasit Vectors. 2016;9:225 pubmed publisher
    ..For the first time in Portugal, B. afzelii DNA was identified in dogs and a dog was found seropositive for antibodies against Toscana virus. ..
  7. Gama A, Pires I, Canado M, Coutinho T, Lopes A, Latrofa M, et al. First report of Thelazia callipaeda infection in wild European rabbits (Oryctolagus cuniculus) in Portugal. Parasit Vectors. 2016;9:236 pubmed publisher
  8. Cardoso L, Oliveira A, Granada S, Nachum Biala Y, Gilad M, Lopes A, et al. Molecular investigation of tick-borne pathogens in dogs from Luanda, Angola. Parasit Vectors. 2016;9:252 pubmed publisher
  9. Albuquerque A, Campino L, Cardoso L, Cortes S. Evaluation of four molecular methods to detect Leishmania infection in dogs. Parasit Vectors. 2017;10:57 pubmed publisher
    ..Accurate and early diagnosis in clinically suspect as well as apparently healthy dogs is essential, in order to treat and protect animals and public health and contribute to the control and awareness of the disease. ..
  10. Lopes A, Oliveira A, Granada S, Rodrigues F, Papadopoulos E, Schallig H, et al. Antibodies to Toxoplasma gondii and Leishmania spp. in domestic cats from Luanda, Angola. Vet Parasitol. 2017;239:15-18 pubmed publisher
    ..Under these circumstances, additional studies, including a larger number of cats, are necessary for a more comprehensive assessment of the zoonotic risk posed by these animals in Angola. ..
  11. Barradas P, Vilhena H, Oliveira A, Granada S, Amorim I, Ferreira P, et al. Serological and molecular detection of spotted fever group Rickettsia in a group of pet dogs from Luanda, Angola. Parasit Vectors. 2017;10:271 pubmed publisher
    ..This study provides evidence that dogs in Luanda are exposed to Rickettsia spp., but further studies are needed to better characterize the bacterial infections in dogs and in their ectoparasites. ..
  12. Cardoso L, Cortes H, Reis A, Rodrigues P, Simoes M, Lopes A, et al. Prevalence of Babesia microti-like infection in red foxes (Vulpes vulpes) from Portugal. Vet Parasitol. 2013;196:90-5 pubmed publisher
    ..A natural cycle of the B. microti-like piroplasm is suggested in red fox populations based on the high prevalence of the protozoan. Red foxes might be a reservoir of the B. microti-like piroplasm and a source of infection to dogs...
  13. Cardoso L, Tuna J, Vieira L, Yisaschar Mekuzas Y, Baneth G. Molecular detection of Anaplasma platys and Ehrlichia canis in dogs from the North of Portugal. Vet J. 2010;183:232-3 pubmed publisher
    ..One of these latter animals was co-infected with Babesia canis subspecies vogeli. This is the first report of the genetic characterisation of both A. platys and E. canis in naturally infected dogs from the North of Portugal...