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Detection of Ehrlichia canis in domestic cats in the central-western region of Brazil

Overview of attention for article published in Brazilian Journal of Microbiology, June 2014
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Title
Detection of Ehrlichia canis in domestic cats in the central-western region of Brazil
Published in
Brazilian Journal of Microbiology, June 2014
DOI 10.1590/s1517-83822014000200036
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Ísis Assis Braga, Luana Gabriela Ferreira dos Santos, Dirceu Guilherme de Souza Ramos, Andréia Lima Tomé Melo, Gustavo Leandro da Cruz Mestre, Daniel Moura de Aguiar

Abstract

Ehrlichiosis is a worldwide distributed disease caused by different bacteria of the Ehrlichia genus that are transmitted by arthropod vectors. Its occurrence in dogs is considered endemic in several regions of Brazil. Regarding cats, however, few studies have been done and, consequently, there is not enough data available. In order to detect Ehrlichia spp. in cats from the central-western region of Brazil, blood and serum samples were collected from a regional population of 212 individuals originated from the cities of Cuiabá and Várzea Grande. These animals were tested by the Immunofluorescence Assay (IFA) and the Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) designed to amplify a 409 bp fragment of the dsb gene. The results obtained show that 88 (41.5%) cats were seropositive by IFA and 20 (9.4%) cats were positive by PCR. The partial DNA sequence obtained from PCR products yielded twenty samples that were found to match perfectly the Ehrlichia canis sequences deposited on GenBank. The natural transmission of Ehrlichia in cats has not been fully established. Furthermore, tick infestation was not observed in the evaluated cats and was not observed any association between age, gender and positivity of cats in both tests. The present study reports the first serological and molecular detection of E. canis in domestic cats located in the endemic area previously mentioned.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Spain 1 2%
Unknown 56 98%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 11 19%
Student > Bachelor 11 19%
Researcher 7 12%
Student > Postgraduate 4 7%
Other 3 5%
Other 13 23%
Unknown 8 14%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Veterinary Science and Veterinary Medicine 18 32%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 13 23%
Medicine and Dentistry 6 11%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 2 4%
Unspecified 2 4%
Other 5 9%
Unknown 11 19%

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This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 4. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 07 June 2016.
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#6,942,562
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#66,309
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#2
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