TITLE

Infection in the pampas deer ( Ozotoceros bezoarticus) by four serotypes of Leptospira interrogans

AUTHOR(S)
Tonin, Alexandre; Azevedo, Maria; Silva, Aleksandro; Santos, Leonardo; Moura Junior, Jurandir; Martins, Jorge; Schaefer, Paulo; Badke, Manoel
PUB. DATE
June 2011
SOURCE
Comparative Clinical Pathology;Jun2011, Vol. 20 Issue 3, p267
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This case report describes a case of leptospirosis in a pampas deer ( Ozotoceros bezoarticus) from Southern Brazil which was attributed to four serotypes of Leptospira interrogans. Serum was prepared and analyzed using a panel of eight serotypes. The animal showed clinical signs of leptospirosis and was positive for four serotypes ( Leptospira hardjo, Leptospira wolffi, Leptospira butembo, and Leptospira bratislava), characterizing a mixed infection. As far as we know, this is the first report of L. butembo and L. bratislava in O. bezoarticus. This suggests that wild pampas deer can be a source of (mixed infection) leptospirosis.
ACCESSION #
60411174

 

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