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Study of the prevalence of Histoplasma capsulatum e Sporothrix spp from environmental samples in the urban area of São Paulo

Grant number: 14/06571-2
Support type:Regular Research Grants
Duration: August 01, 2014 - July 31, 2016
Field of knowledge:Health Sciences - Collective Health - Public Health
Principal Investigator:Adriana Araujo Reis Menezes
Grantee:Adriana Araujo Reis Menezes
Home Institution: Centro de Controle de Zoonoses (CCZ). Secretaria Municipal de Saúde (São Paulo). São Paulo , SP, Brazil
Assoc. researchers:Adriana Ruckert da Rosa ; Carlos Pelleschi Taborda ; Hildebrando Montenegro Netto ; Juliana Amorim Conselheiro ; Lilian Dias Orico ; Maria Adelaide Galvão Dias

Abstract

The concentration of the Brazilian population in urban areas, plus the economic restrictions that affect society and the limitations of the public administrations related to the planning of the use of the ground, has transformed the Brazilian urban environment into an environment of high complexity. In general, the emerging and reemerging diseases are associated to the environmental degradation. The degraded environment of the urban areas allows adaptation of pathogenic reservoirs, vectors and microorganisms. It is the case of some wild populations, such as mosquitoes and bats, which tend to reside and proliferate in urban environment. On the other hand, the expansion of human and domestic animals on those degraded areas makes these populations susceptible to diseases that previously were restricted to the wild animals. Amongst the attributions of the Centro de Controle de Zoonoses (CCZ), is monitoring the population of bats domiciled in urban environment and the evaluation of the zoonotic potential of domestic animals. This project aims to identify Histoplasma capsulatum and Sporothrix sp in environmental samples from the urban area of São Paulo thereby contributing to the study of the epidemiology and prevalence of these microorganisms in this environment. Those pathogens have great zoonotic potencial and on which, currently, there are not many environmental studies. Therefore, detection of contaminated areas, will allow actions to be taken to prevent and control the transmission of the diseases for human beings and animals. (AU)

Scientific publications
(References retrieved automatically from Web of Science and SciELO through information on FAPESP grants and their corresponding numbers as mentioned in the publications by the authors)
AMORIM-CONSELHEIRO, JULIANA; ORICO, LILIAN DIAS; GALVAO-DIAS, MARIA ADELAIDE; GRIGORIO, IRACI MARTINS; MONTENEGRO NETO, HILDEBRANDO; DA ROSA, ADRIANA RUCKERT; OLIVEIRA, DEBORA CARDOSO; TABORDA, CARLOS PELLESCHI; REIS-MENEZES, ADRIANA ARAUJO. Molecular detection of Histoplasma capsulatum indoors: Apublic health approach. REVISTA IBEROAMERICANA DE MICOLOGIA, v. 36, n. 2, p. 79-82, APR 30 2019. Web of Science Citations: 0.

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