Brazilian Journal of Microbiology
versão impressa ISSN 1517-8382
AGUIAR, Daniel M. et al. Anti-Leptospira spp and anti-Brucella spp antibodies in humans from rural area of Monte Negro municipality, state of Rondônia, Brazilian Western Amazon. Braz. J. Microbiol. [online]. 2007, vol.38, n.1, pp. 93-96. ISSN 1517-8382. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1517-83822007000100019.
Sera from 276 humans living in 71 farms located in Monte Negro Municipality, RO., Western Amazon, Brazil were examined for anti-Leptospira spp antibodies by Microscopic Agglutination Test and for anti-Brucella spp antibodies by Tube Agglutination Test. Leptospira spp antibodies were detected in 28 (10.2%) of them with at least one positive case in 23 farms (32.4%). The most frequent leptospira serovars were Patoc (46.7%), Autumnalis (10.0%) and Shermani (10.0%). The proportion of positive males (14.5%) were higher than females (5.0%; P <0.05) and the contact with river water presented association with Leptospira spp infection (OR: 27; P=0.01). A total of 04 (1.4%) humans reacted against Brucella antigens; three farms (4.2%) presented at least one positive case of brucellosis.
Palavras-chave : Human; Leptospirosis; Brucellosis; Amazon; Brazil.