Seroprevalence of leptospirosis in stray dogs from Patos city, state of Paraíba, Brazil

Authors

  • Carolina de Sousa Américo Batista Universidade Federal de Campina Grande, Departamento de Medicina Veterinária, Patos, PB
  • Sérgio Santos de Azevedo Universidade de São Paulo, Faculdade de Medicina Veterinária e Zootecnia, Departamento de Medicina Veterinária Preventiva e Saúde Animal, São Paulo, SP
  • Clebert José Alves Universidade Federal de Campina Grande, Departamento de Medicina Veterinária, Patos, PB
  • Sílvio Arruda Vasconcellos Universidade de São Paulo, Faculdade de Medicina Veterinária e Zootecnia, Departamento de Medicina Veterinária Preventiva e Saúde Animal, São Paulo, SP
  • Zenaide Maria de Morais Universidade de São Paulo, Faculdade de Medicina Veterinária e Zootecnia, Departamento de Medicina Veterinária Preventiva e Saúde Animal, São Paulo, SP
  • Inácio José Clementino Universidade Federal de Campina Grande, Departamento de Medicina Veterinária, Patos, PB
  • Fabiano de Silva Lima Universidade Federal de Campina Grande, Departamento de Medicina Veterinária, Patos, PB
  • José Othon de Araújo Neto Universidade Federal de Campina Grande, Departamento de Medicina Veterinária, Patos, PB

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.1590/S1413-95962004000200009

Keywords:

Prevalence, Leptospirosis, Stray dogs, Microscopic agglutination test

Abstract

This 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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2004-04-01

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How to Cite

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Batista C de SA, Azevedo SS de, Alves CJ, Vasconcellos SA, Morais ZM de, Clementino IJ, et al. Seroprevalence of leptospirosis in stray dogs from Patos city, state of Paraíba, Brazil. Braz. J. Vet. Res. Anim. Sci. [Internet]. 2004 Apr. 1 [cited 2024 May 26];41(2):131-6. Available from: https://www.revistas.usp.br/bjvras/article/view/6268