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First isolation of Leishmania infantum by blood culture in bovines from endemic area for canine visceral leishmaniasis

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Paixao-Marques, Mirian dos Santos [1] ; Alves-Martin, Maria Fernanda [1] ; Guiraidi, Livia Maisa [1] ; dos Santos, Wesley Jose [1] ; de Lemos, Fabio Almeida [2] ; Sanchez, Gabriela Pacheco [3] ; Richini-Pereira, Virginia Bodelao [4] ; Lucheis, Simone Baldini [1, 5]
Total Authors: 8
[1] Sao Paulo State Univ UNESP, Botucatu Med Sch, Dept Trop Dis, BR-18618970 Botucatu, SP - Brazil
[2] Sao Paulo State Univ UNESP, Dept Vet Hyg & Publ Hlth, BR-18618970 Botucatu, SP - Brazil
[3] Univ Sao Paulo, Dept Prevent Med & Anim Hlth, BR-05508270 Sao Paulo - Brazil
[4] Bauru II Reg Lab Ctr, Adolfo Lutz Inst, BR-17015110 Bauru, SP - Brazil
[5] Paulista Agcy Agribusiness Technol, APTA, BR-17030000 Bauru, SP - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 5
Document type: Journal article
Source: Parasitology; v. 146, n. 7, p. 911-913, JUN 2019.
Web of Science Citations: 0

Leishmaniasis is considered a parasitic disease that still causes serious consequences for mankind, because it presents a high mortality rate worldwide. Considered multi-hosts, the parasites of the genus Leishmania are able of infecting a wide variety of animal species. The dog was considered the main source of infection of visceral leishmaniasis (VL), in the urban area. However, the role of other animal species in the epidemiological cycle of the disease, such as cattle, remains unclear. Therefore, the aim of the present study was to evaluate the occurrence of Leishmania spp. in 100 bovines (Bos taurus) from an area endemic for canine VL, using blood culture and molecular analysis. By the sequencing analysis, one sample showed 100% similarity with Leishmania infantum. The results provide the first case of L. infantum isolation in one bovine from the periurban areas of Bauru, state of SAo Paulo, Brazil. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 14/15808-6 - Investigation and spatial analysis of the occurrence of cutaneous and visceral leishmaniasis in cattle (Bos taurus) and equidae (Equus spp.) captured on public roads in Bauru-SP
Grantee:Mirian dos Santos Paixão Marques
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate