Seroprevalence for selected pathogens of zoonotic importance in wild nutria (Myocastor coypus)

Authors
Martino, Pablo Eduardo; Stanchi, Néstor Oscar; Silvestrini, María Pía; Brihuega, Bibiana Felicitas; Samartino, Luis Ernesto; Parrado, Eduardo Joaquín
Publication Year
2014
Language
English
Format
article
Status
Published version
Description
Little information is present in the literature on diseases of the nutria (Myocastor coypus) in the wild. Serum samples obtained from 176 trapped animals were tested for antibody reactivity against 11 pathogens of significant zoonoses. Sera were positive against Leptospira (38.0 %, odds relative risk = 0.03, Taylor series 95 % confidence limits 0.01–0.06), Toxoplasma gondii (27.8 %, odds relative risk = 2.30, Taylor series 95 % confidence limits 1.23–4.31), Chlamydophila psittaci (21.0 % odds relative risk = 4.94, Taylor series 95 % confidence limits 2.75–8.89), Streptococcus equi subspecies zooepidemicus (15.9 % odds relative risk = 1.87, Taylor series 95 % confidence limits 1.04–3.37), and encephalomyocarditis virus (3.4 %, odds relative risk = 0.05, Taylor series 95 % confidence limits 0.02–0.12). Some of the rodents showed antibodies at high titers, mostly indicating recent exposure. Seroprevalence rates varied among the location and age groups, although not by season or gender. All samples were seronegative for Brucella spp., Francisella tularensis, vesicular stomatitis virus, rabies virus, foot-and-mouth disease virus, and Encephalitozoon cuniculi.
Instituto de Patobiología
Fil: Martino, Pablo Eduardo. Comisión de Investigaciones Científicas de la Provincia de Buenos Aires; Argentina. Universidad Nacional de La Plata. Facultad de Ciencias Veterinarias. Departamento de Parasitología y Microbiología; Argentina
Fil: Stanchi, Néstor Oscar. Comisión de Investigaciones Científicas de la Provincia de Buenos Aires; Argentina. Universidad Nacional de La Plata. Facultad de Ciencias Veterinarias. Departamento de Parasitología y Microbiología; Argentina
Fil: Silvestrini, María Pía. Comisión de Investigaciones Científicas de la Provincia de Buenos Aires; Argentina. Universidad Nacional de La Plata. Facultad de Ciencias Veterinarias. Departamento de Parasitología y Microbiología; Argentina
Fil: Brihuega, Bibiana Felicitas. INTA. Instituto de Patobiología; Argentina
Fil: Samartino, Luis Ernesto. INTA. Instituto de Patobiología; Argentina
Fil: Parrado, Eduardo Joaquín. Servicio Nacional de Sanidad y Calidad Agroalimentaria (SENASA); Argentina
Source
European Journal of Wildlife Research 60 (3) : 551–554 (June 2014)
Subject
Myocastor
Coipo
Zoonosis
Organismos Patógenos
Anticuerpos
Nutria
Zoonoses
Pathogens
Antibodies
Myocastor coypus
Seroprevalencia
Access level
Restricted access
License
Repository
INTA Digital (INTA)
Institution
Instituto Nacional de Tecnología Agropecuaria
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