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Infection by Leishmania spp. in Free-Ranging Opossums (Didelphis albiventris) in an Environmentally Protected Area Inhabited by Humans in Southeastern Brazil

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Paiz, Lais Moraes ; Donalisio, Maria Rita ; Richini-Pereira, Virginia Bodelao ; Motoie, Gabriela ; Castagna, Claudio Luiz ; Tolezano, Jose Eduardo
Total Authors: 6
Document type: Journal article
Source: VECTOR-BORNE AND ZOONOTIC DISEASES; v. 16, n. 11, p. 728-730, NOV 2016.
Web of Science Citations: 2

There is a growing concern about the participation of wild hosts and reservoirs in the epidemiology of leishmaniasis, particularly within the context of increasingly frequent environmental changes and the expansion of the One Health concept. This work is a molecular research of infection by Leishmania spp. among the wildlife of an environmentally protected area located in the municipality of Campinas, Sao Paulo, Brazil. The studied area has a history of intense environmental changes, with notifications of human cases of cutaneous leishmaniasis in the 1990s, and a focus of canine visceral leishmaniasis since 2009. Eighty-two wild mammals were sampled by monthly captures in this region over a 1-year period. Blood samples were collected from each animal and subjected to DNA extraction and PCR using primers for the region of the internal transcribed spacer-1. The results of gene sequencing for the first time revealed the infection of opossums (Didelphis albiventris) by Leishmania spp., subgenera Leishmania and Viannia, in Campinas. These findings, in addition to environmental and historical characteristics of the studied area, indicate a possible role of wildlife in the introduction and/or maintenance of natural foci of leishmaniasis transmission. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 14/27212-0 - Leishmania infantum (synonymous: Leishmania chagasi) infection in free-ranging wild mammals in the region of environmental protection area, in the municipality of Campinas, São Paulo
Grantee:Maria Rita Donalisio Cordeiro
Support type: Regular Research Grants
FAPESP's process: 16/02572-0 - Infection survey of leishmaniasis, American trypanosomiasis and brazilian spotted fever agents in free-ranging wild mammals from the environmentally protected area of the municipality of Campinas, São Paulo
Grantee:Lais Moraes Paiz
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate (Direct)
FAPESP's process: 14/13049-0 - Leishmania chagasi infection in free-ranging wild mammals in a region of native forest, in the municipality of Campinas, São Paulo
Grantee:Lais Moraes Paiz
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Master
FAPESP's process: 12/51267-4 - Enhancing the etiologic diagnosis of leishmaniasis in the state of São Paulo: basis for the deployment of a network of laboratories to identify the routes of dissemination and monitoring of phenotypic and genotypic diversity of protozoa of the genus Leishmania
Grantee:José Eduardo Tolezano
Support type: Research Grants - Research in Public Policies for the National Health Care System (PP-SUS)