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Molecular detection of viral agents in free-ranging and captive neotropical felids in Brazil

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Furtado, Mariana M. ; Taniwaki, Sueli A. ; de Barros, Iracema N. ; Brandao, Paulo E. ; Catao-Dias, Jose L. ; Cavalcanti, Sandra ; Cullen, Laury ; Filoni, Claudia ; de Almeida Jacomo, Anah T. ; Jorge, Rodrigo S. P. ; Silva, Nairleia dos Santos ; Silveira, Leandro ; Ferreira Neto, Jose S.
Total Authors: 13
Document type: Journal article
Source: JOURNAL OF VETERINARY DIAGNOSTIC INVESTIGATION; v. 29, n. 5, p. 660-668, SEP 2017.
Web of Science Citations: 0
Abstract

We describe molecular testing for felid alphaherpesvirus 1 (FHV-1), carnivore protoparvovirus 1 (CPPV-1), feline calicivirus (FCV), alphacoronavirus 1 (feline coronavirus {[}FCoV]), feline leukemia virus (FeLV), feline immunodeficiency virus (FIV), and canine distemper virus (CDV) in whole blood samples of 109 free-ranging and 68 captive neotropical felids from Brazil. Samples from 2 jaguars (Panthera onca) and 1 oncilla (Leopardus tigrinus) were positive for FHV-1; 2 jaguars, 1 puma (Puma concolor), and 1 jaguarundi (Herpairulus yagouaroundi) tested positive for CPPV-1; and 1 puma was positive for FIV. Based on comparison of 103 nucleotides of the UL24-UL25 gene, the FHV-1 sequences were 99-100% similar to the FHV-1 strain of domestic cats. Nucleotide sequences of CPPV-1 were closely related to sequences detected in other wild carnivores, comparing 294 nucleotides of the VP1 gene. The FIV nucleotide sequence detected in the free-ranging puma, based on comparison of 444 nucleotides of the pol gene, grouped with other lentiviruses described in pumas, and had 82.4% identity with a free-ranging puma from Yellowstone Park and 79.5% with a captive puma from Brazil. Our data document the circulation of FHV-1, CPPV-1, and FIV in neotropical felids in Brazil. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 11/09970-7 - Survey of selected viral pathogens in neotropical felids
Grantee:José Soares Ferreira Neto
Support type: Regular Research Grants
FAPESP's process: 11/07944-9 - Survey of selected viral pathogens in Neotropical felids
Grantee:Mariana Malzoni Furtado Gaspari
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Post-Doctorate