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Seropositivity for Rickettsia spp. and Ehrlichia spp. in the human population of Mato Grosso, Central-Western Brazil

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Title
Seropositivity for Rickettsia spp. and Ehrlichia spp. in the human population of Mato Grosso, Central-Western Brazil
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Revista da Sociedade Brasileira de Medicina Tropical, June 2017
DOI 10.1590/0037-8682-0318-2016
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Maria Cristina Fuzari Bezerra, Andréia Lima Tomé Melo, Isis Indaiara Gonçalves Granjeiro Taques, Daniel Moura de Aguiar, Richard Campos Pacheco, Renata Dezengrini Slhessarenko

Abstract

The epidemiology of Rickettsia and Ehrlichia species infection is underestimated in Mato Grosso State. Serum samples obtained during a Dengue outbreak in 2011-2012 were tested via indirect immunofluorescence and/or ELISA. Samples from 19/506 (3.8%) patients presented antibodies for at least one of three Rickettsia species; 2/506 (0.4%) samples reacted against Ehrlichia canis. Most afflicted patients are residents of cities from the south-central region of the state, where these diseases have been reported in animals. These results show serological evidence of human exposure to Rickettsia and Ehrlichia species in Mato Grosso State.

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Unknown 34 100%

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Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 9 26%
Student > Doctoral Student 5 15%
Other 4 12%
Librarian 3 9%
Student > Postgraduate 3 9%
Other 5 15%
Unknown 5 15%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 7 21%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 4 12%
Veterinary Science and Veterinary Medicine 3 9%
Arts and Humanities 3 9%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 2 6%
Other 6 18%
Unknown 9 26%