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First outbreak and subsequent cases of Trypanosoma vivax in the state of Goiás, Brazil

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Title
First outbreak and subsequent cases of Trypanosoma vivax in the state of Goiás, Brazil
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Revista brasileira de parasitologia veterinaria = Brazilian journal of veterinary parasitology : Orgao Oficial do Colegio Brasileiro de Parasitologia Veterinaria, June 2017
DOI 10.1590/s1984-29612017019
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Bastos, Thiago Souza Azeredo, Faria, Adriana Marques, Madrid, Darling Mélany de Carvalho, Bessa, Luciana Cardoso de, Linhares, Guido Fontgalland Coelho, Fidelis Junior, Otavio Luiz, Sampaio, Paulo Henrique, Cruz, Breno Cayeiro, Cruvinel, Leonardo Bueno, Nicaretta, João Eduardo, Machado, Rosangela Zacarias, Costa, Alvimar José da, Lopes, Welber Daniel Zanetti

Abstract

Trypanosomiasis caused by Trypanosoma vivax has increased the reports in Brazil in the last decade. An outbreak is herein first reported in the state of Goiás, from May 2016 to January 2017. The outbreak start occurred in the city of Ipameri (Goiás) after the introduction of 18 auctioned cows from the state of Minas Gerais. Direct parasitological test (blood smears) and polymerase chain reactions targeting the catL genes diagnosed T. vivax infection. Fifty six cows from a herd of 161 were infected; 12 died during the outbreak and 44 animals persistently positive (by blood smears) even after chemical treatment were discarded. After this first case, five other cases were detected in state of Goiás. The spread of this disease can be linked to the commercialization of animals carrying T. vivax, allied to the iatrogenic transmission practice, using a single needle and syringe for all cows, during oxytocin administration before each milking.

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Unknown 37 100%

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Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 9 24%
Student > Master 4 11%
Student > Bachelor 3 8%
Student > Postgraduate 3 8%
Student > Doctoral Student 2 5%
Other 5 14%
Unknown 11 30%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Veterinary Science and Veterinary Medicine 11 30%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 8 22%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 3 8%
Immunology and Microbiology 1 3%
Social Sciences 1 3%
Other 1 3%
Unknown 12 32%