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Seroepidemiology of Toxoplasma gondii infection in bats from Sao Paulo city, Brazil

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Autor(es):
Cabral, Aline D. [1] ; D'Auria, Sandra R. N. [2] ; Camargo, Maria C. G. O. [2] ; Rosa, Adriana R. [2] ; Sodre, Miriam M. [2] ; Galvao-Dias, Maria A. [2] ; Jordao, Luciana R. [2] ; Dubey, J. P. [3] ; Gennari, Solange M. [1] ; Pena, Hilda F. J. [1]
Número total de Autores: 10
Afiliação do(s) autor(es):
[1] Univ Sao Paulo, Cidade Univ, Fac Med Vet Zootecnia, BR-05508270 Sao Paulo - Brazil
[2] Ctr Controle Zoonoses, LabZoo, BR-02031020 Sao Paulo - Brazil
[3] USDA ARS, Beltsville Agr Res Ctr, Anim Parasit Dis Lab, Beltsville, MD 20705 - USA
Número total de Afiliações: 3
Tipo de documento: Artigo Científico
Fonte: Veterinary Parasitology; v. 206, n. 3-4, p. 293-296, DEC 15 2014.
Citações Web of Science: 3
Resumo

Toxoplasmosis is a parasitic zoonosis caused by Toxoplasma gondii protozoan with a worldwide distribution. The aim of this study was to determine the frequency of IgG anti-T. gondii antibodies in bats from Sao Paulo city, Brazil. A total of 616 serum samples were collected from 22 species of bats. Anti-T. gondii antibodies were searched using the indirect fluorescent antibody test (IFAT >= 1:16) and IgG anti-bat antibodies produced in sheep on samples collected during 2006-2011; 32.62% (201/616) of bats had T. gondii antibodies. The modified agglutination test (MAT >= 1:25) was performed on samples collected during 2010-2011; 18.61% (35/188) were seropositive. The concordance between IFAT and MAT (serum samples from 2010 to 2011) by Kappa (95% CI) was 0.144, resulting in a low agreement between the techniques. The specificity and sensitivity of MAT and IFAT have not been evaluated for the diagnosis of toxoplasmosis in bats. Thus, it was verified that bats are exposed to T. gondii during their lifetime and they are also part of the toxoplasmosis epidemiology. (C) 2014 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved. (AU)

Processo FAPESP: 09/51889-2 - Epidemiologia da Toxoplasma gondii (soroprevalência, isolamento e genotipagem) e investigação molecular de outros protozoários perten centes a sub-família Toxoplasmatinae (Neospora spp e hammondia spp)..
Beneficiário:Aline Diniz Cabral
Linha de fomento: Bolsas no Brasil - Doutorado