Seroprevalence of leptospirosis in stray dogs from Patos city, state of Paraíba, Brazil
Keywords:Prevalence, Leptospirosis, Stray dogs, Microscopic agglutination test
AbstractThis work aimed to survey the prevalence of leptospirosis in stray dogs from Patos city, state of Paraíba, Brazil. This study was held during the period of February to April of 2003, when 130 serum samples were collected. The diagnostic method run for leptospirosis was the microscopic agglutination test, using a batch of 22 leptospiral serovars. The most prevalent serovars were found crossing the results of frequency and titer of agglutinins. The results obtained indicated a prevalence of 20% and most frequent reactant serovars were autumnalis (20%), pomona (17,5%), grippotyphosa (10%) e patoc (10%).
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Batista, C. de S. A., Azevedo, S. S. de, Alves, C. J., Vasconcellos, S. A., Morais, Z. M. de, Clementino, I. J., Lima, F. de S., & Araújo Neto, J. O. de. (2004). Seroprevalence of leptospirosis in stray dogs from Patos city, state of Paraíba, Brazil. Brazilian Journal of Veterinary Research and Animal Science, 41(2), 131-136. https://doi.org/10.1590/S1413-95962004000200009
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