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Revista da Sociedade Brasileira de Medicina Tropical

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SOUZA JUNIOR, Milton Formiga de et al. Presence of IgM antibodies for Leptospira interrogans in wild animals from Tocantins State, 2002. Rev. Soc. Bras. Med. Trop. [online]. 2006, vol.39, n.3, pp.292-294. ISSN 0037-8682.

Four hundred and twenty-seven serum samples of wild animals were tested against 18 serovars of Leptospira interrogans. Of 286 samples of Cebus apella, 46 (16.1%) were positive for the serovars pomona, brasiliensis, mini, swajizak, grippotyphosa, sarmin, fluminense, autumnalis, hebdomadis, guaratuba, javanica and icterohaemorrhagiae. Of 82 samples of Alouatta caraya, 2 (2.4%) were positive for the serovars mangus and fluminense. Of 31 samples of Nasua nasua, 4 (12.9%) were positive for the serovars fluminense and javanica, and of 10 samples of Cerdocyon thous, 2 (20 %) were positive for the serovars fluminense and brasiliensis. Seven samples of Dasyprocta sp, 6 of Tamandua tetradactyla and 5 of Euphractus sexcintus did not present reactivity.

Keywords : Leptospirosis; Leptospira interrogans; Wild animals; IgM.

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