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Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz
Fundação Oswaldo Cruz, Fiocruz
ISSN: 1678-8060
EISSN: 1678-8060
Vol. 101, No. 1, 2006, pp. 99-101
Bioline Code: oc06019
Full paper language: English
Document type: Research Article
Document available free of charge

Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz, Vol. 101, No. 1, 2006, pp. 99-101

 en Serologic evidence of Leishmania infection in free-ranging wild and domestic canids around a Brazilian National Park
Nelson Henrique de Almeida Curi; Ildikó Miranda & Sônia A Talamoni

Abstract

Transmission of disease between wildlife, domestic animals, and humans is of great concern to conservation issues and public health. Here we report on the prevalence of anti-Leishmania sp. antibodies in 21 wild canids (7 Chrysocyon brachyurus check for this species in other resources , 12 Cerdocyon thous check for this species in other resources , and 2 Lycalopex vetulus check for this species in other resources ) and 74 free domestic dogs ( Canis familiaris check for this species in other resources ) sampled around the Serra do Cipó National Park. In dogs, the apparent prevalence was 8.1% and in wild canids it was 19% (2 crab-eating foxes, C. thous, and 2 maned wolves, C. brachyurus). Management of the domestic dog population with evaluation of incidence changes in humans and wildlife, and enlightenment on the role of wild reservoirs are essential issues for future action and research.

Keywords
wild canids - Leishmania - Serra do Cipó National Park

 
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