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Molecular and serological characterization of Leptospira interrogans serovar Canicola isolated from dogs, swine, and bovine in Brazil

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Miraglia, Fabiana [1] ; de Morais, Zenaide M. [1] ; Dellagostin, Odir A. [2] ; Seixas, Fabiana K. [2] ; Freitas, Julio C. [3] ; Zacarias, Francielle G. S. [3] ; Delbem, Adina C. [3] ; Ferreira, Thais S. P. [1] ; Souza, Gisele O. [1] ; Hartskeerl, Rudy A. [4, 5] ; Vasconcellos, Silvio A. [1] ; Moreno, Andrea M. [1]
Total Authors: 12
[1] Univ Sao Paulo, Fac Med Vet & Zootecnia, BR-05508270 Sao Paulo - Brazil
[2] Univ Fed Pelotas, Ctr Desenvolvimento Tecnol Biotecnol, Pelotas, RS - Brazil
[3] Univ Estadual Londrina, Lab Leptospirose Anim, Londrina, PR - Brazil
[4] WHO FAO OIE, Amsterdam - Netherlands
[5] Royal Trop Inst, Natl Leptospirosis Reference Ctr, KIT Biomed Res, NL-1105 AZ Amsterdam - Netherlands
Total Affiliations: 5
Document type: Journal article
Source: TROPICAL ANIMAL HEALTH AND PRODUCTION; v. 45, n. 1, p. 117-121, DEC 2012.
Web of Science Citations: 12

The identification of Leptospira clinical isolates through genotyping and serotyping, besides the recognition of its reservoirs, are important tools for understanding the epidemiology of leptospirosis, and they are also keys for identifying new species and serovars. Fourteen clinical isolates from animals were characterized by means of single enzyme amplified length polymorphism, variable number of tandem repeat analysis, pulsed field gel electrophoresis, and serotyping. All isolates were identified as Leptospira interrogans, serovar Canicola. Infections by this serovar occur in urban regions, where dogs represent the main maintenance hosts, whereas bovine and swine may act as reservoirs of serovar Canicola in rural areas. Both urban and rural aspects of leptospirosis, and the role of domestic animals as maintenance hosts, cannot be neglected in developing and developed countries. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 11/18290-0 - Characterization of Leptospira strains isolated in Brazil through multiloccus sequence typing (MLST)
Grantee:Andrea Micke Moreno
Support type: Regular Research Grants