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Characterization of Erysipelothrix rhusiopathiae isolated from Brazilian Tayassu pecari

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Coutinho, Tania Alen [1] ; Moreno, Andrea Micke [1] ; Imada, Yumiko [2] ; Lopez, Ricardo P. G. [3] ; Ferreira Neto, Jose Soares [3]
Número total de Autores: 5
Afiliação do(s) autor(es):
[1] Univ Sao Paulo, Fac Med Vet & Zootecnia, Lab Sanidade Suina & Virol, BR-05508270 Sao Paulo - Brazil
[2] Natl Inst Anim Hlth, Dept Biol Prod, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305 - Japan
[3] Lab Zoonoses Bacterianas FMVZ USP, Sao Paulo - Brazil
Número total de Afiliações: 3
Tipo de documento: Artigo Científico
Fonte: TROPICAL ANIMAL HEALTH AND PRODUCTION; v. 44, n. 4, p. 689-692, APR 2012.
Citações Web of Science: 2

Erysipelothrix rhusiopathiae causes a variety of diseases in many animal species, including human beings. Most human infections caused by this pathogen are related to occupational exposure, and swine are considered to be the most important reservoir of E. rhusiopathiae. The white-lipped peccary (Tayassu pecari) is an ungulate that has some genetic relationship to swine, and since the demand for T. pecari meat has recently increased in Brazil and nothing is known about the relationship of this peccary with the occupational zoonotic agent, E. rhusiopathiae, an investigation on the matter was conducted. Tonsils from 21 T. pecari slaughtered in southern Brazil were examined, and one animal was positive for E. rhusiopathiae isolation. Five colonies of this positive specimen had their species identity confirmed by PCR, and were characterized by serotyping, broth microdilution susceptibility test, and pulsed field gel electrophoresis (PFGE). All colonies belonged to serotype 2b, and presented identical susceptibility profiles. Nevertheless, the five colonies showed three different PFGE profiles, demonstrating the occurrence of infection by different E. rhusiopathiae genotypes. This is the first report of E. rhusiopathiae infection in T. pecari as well as the first description of animals carrying different E. rhusiopathiae genotypes. (AU)

Processo FAPESP: 06/55502-7 - Caracterização de amostras de Erysipelothrix spp isoladas de suínos nos últimos trinta anos
Beneficiário:Tania Alen Coutinho
Linha de fomento: Bolsas no Brasil - Doutorado