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245 0 0 a| Evidence for wild crocodiles as a risk for human Leptospirosis, Mexico
506 _ _ a| Acceso electrónico sólo para usuarios de ECOSUR
520 1 _ a| Sentinel species such as crocodilians are used to monitor the health of ecosystems. However, few studies have documented the presence of zoonotic diseases in wild populations of these reptiles. Herein we analyzed 48 serum samples from Crocodylus acutus (n = 34) and C. moreletii (n = 14) from different sites in the state of Quintana Roo (Mexico) to detect antibodies to Leptospira interrogans by means of a microscopic agglutination test (MAT). Crocodylus acutus and C. moreletii tested positive to 11 and 9 serovars, respectively, with Grippotyphosa being the serovar with the highest prevalence in Cozumel island (100%), Banco Chinchorro Biosphere Reserve (70.6%), and Río Hondo (100%), while in Chichankanab Lake, it was Bratislava (75%). Titers ranged from 1:50 to 1:3200, and the most frequent was 1:50 in all study sites. Leptospira is present in fresh and saltwater individuals due to the resistance of the bacterium in both environments. Cases of infected people involved with crocodile handling and egg collection suggest that these reptiles could play an important role in the transmission of leptospirosis. Preventive medicine programs should consider the monitoring of reptiles, and testing the soil and water, to prevent outbreaks of leptospirosis in facilities containing crocodiles.
650 _ 4 a| Crocodylus acutus
650 _ 4 a| Crocodylus moreletii
650 _ 4 a| Leptospira
650 _ 4 a| Zoonosis
651 _ 4 a| Área de Protección de Flora y Fauna La Porción Norte y la Franja Costera Oriental, Terrestres y Marinas de la Isla de Cozumel (Quintana Roo, México)
651 _ 4 a| Reserva de la Biosfera Banco Chinchorro (Quintana Roo, México)
651 _ 4 a| Río Hondo
651 _ 4 a| Laguna Chichancanab (Quintana Roo, México)
700 1 _ a| Pérez Flores, Jonathan Sechaly
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700 1 _ a| Charruau, Pierre Alexandre Rémy Robert
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700 1 _ a| Cedeño-Vázquez, J.R.
c| Doctor
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700 1 _ a| Atilano, Daniel
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t| EcoHealth
g| Vol. 14, no. 1 (March 2017), p. 58–68
x| 1612-9210
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902 _ _ a| BG / MM
904 _ _ a| Mayo 2017
905 _ _ a| Artecosur
905 _ _ a| Artfrosur
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Evidence for wild crocodiles as a risk for human Leptospirosis, Mexico
Pérez Flores, Jonathan Sechaly (autor)
Charruau, Pierre Alexandre Rémy Robert (autor)
Cedeño-Vázquez, J.R. (autor)
Atilano, Daniel (autor)
Nota: Acceso electrónico sólo para usuarios de ECOSUR
Contenido en: EcoHealth. Vol. 14, no. 1 (March 2017), p. 58–68. ISSN: 1612-9210
No. de sistema: 58308
Tipo: Artículo
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"Sentinel species such as crocodilians are used to monitor the health of ecosystems. However, few studies have documented the presence of zoonotic diseases in wild populations of these reptiles. Herein we analyzed 48 serum samples from Crocodylus acutus (n = 34) and C. moreletii (n = 14) from different sites in the state of Quintana Roo (Mexico) to detect antibodies to Leptospira interrogans by means of a microscopic agglutination test (MAT). Crocodylus acutus and C. moreletii tested positive to 11 and 9 serovars, respectively, with Grippotyphosa being the serovar with the highest prevalence in Cozumel island (100%), Banco Chinchorro Biosphere Reserve (70.6%), and Río Hondo (100%), while in Chichankanab Lake, it was Bratislava (75%). Titers ranged from 1:50 to 1:3200, and the most frequent was 1:50 in all study sites. Leptospira is present in fresh and saltwater individuals due to the resistance of the bacterium in both environments. Cases of infected people involved with crocodile handling and egg collection suggest that these reptiles could play an important role in the transmission of leptospirosis. Preventive medicine programs should consider the monitoring of reptiles, and testing the soil and water, to prevent outbreaks of leptospirosis in facilities containing crocodiles."