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SHORT REPORT Isolation of Histoplasma capsulatum from bats in the urban area of Sao Paulo State, Brazil

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Galvao Dias, M. A. [1, 2] ; Zancope Oliveira, R. M. [3] ; Giudice, M. C. [2] ; Montenegro Netto, H. [2] ; Jordao, L. R. [2] ; Grigorio, I. M. [2] ; Rosa, A. R. [2] ; Amorim, J. [3] ; Nosanchuk, J. D. [4, 5] ; Travassos, L. R. [6] ; Taborda, C. P. [1, 7, 8]
Número total de Autores: 11
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[1] Univ Sao Paulo, Inst Ciencias Biomed, Dept Microbiol, BR-05508000 Sao Paulo - Brazil
[2] Zoonosis Control Ctr Municipal Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo - Brazil
[3] Inst Oswaldo Cruz Fdn, Immunodiagnost Sect, Lab Mycol, Evandro Chagas Inst Clin Res, Rio De Janeiro - Brazil
[4] Albert Einstein Coll Med, Dept Med, The Bronx, NY - USA
[5] Albert Einstein Coll Med, Dept Microbiol & Immunol, The Bronx, NY - USA
[6] Univ Fed Sao Paulo, Div Cell Biol, Dept Microbiol Immunol & Parasitol, Sao Paulo - Brazil
[7] Univ Sao Paulo, Med Mycol Lab, LIM53, HCFMUSP, BR-05508000 Sao Paulo - Brazil
[8] Univ Sao Paulo, Inst Trop Med, BR-05508000 Sao Paulo - Brazil
Número total de Afiliações: 8
Tipo de documento: Artigo Científico
Fonte: EPIDEMIOLOGY AND INFECTION; v. 139, n. 10, SI, p. 1642-1644, OCT 2011.
Citações Web of Science: 9
Resumo

The presence of bats in caves, attics, ceilings, and roofs is important epidemiologically as they can increase the chance of human acquisition of pathogens, including Histoplasma capsulatum. Brazilian urban areas contain many species of bats, especially insectivorous bats, that are attracted by a wide range of readily available food and shelter. From August 2003 to December 2008, we analysed 2427 bats in the Sao Paulo State region. Homogenates of the livers and spleens of the bats were plated on specific medium to identify animals infected with H. capsulatum. The fungus was isolated from 87 bats (3.6%). The infected bats were identified as Molossus molossus (74), Nyctinomops macrotis (10), Tadarida brasiliensis (1), Molossus rufus (1) and Eumops glaucinus (1), all insectivorous species. The data presented are a relevant contribution to the epidemiology of H. capsulatum in densely populated urban areas such as in Sao Paulo State, especially since histoplasmosis is not included in the mandatory disease notification system. (AU)

Processo FAPESP: 06/58210-7 - Potencial zoonótico em morcegos do município de São Paulo, Brasil
Beneficiário:Marilene Fernandes de Almeida
Linha de fomento: Auxílio à Pesquisa - Regular
Processo FAPESP: 07/07588-2 - Eficácia e função biológica de anticorpos monoclonais gerados contra antígenos de parede e Exoantígenos de Paracoccidioides brasiliensis na infecção experimental
Beneficiário:Carlos Pelleschi Taborda
Linha de fomento: Auxílio à Pesquisa - Regular