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Canine ehrlichiosis: prevalence and epidemiology in northeast Brazil

Overview of attention for article published in Revista Brasileira de Parasitologia Veterinária, June 2015
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Title
Canine ehrlichiosis: prevalence and epidemiology in northeast Brazil
Published in
Revista Brasileira de Parasitologia Veterinária, June 2015
DOI 10.1590/s1984-29612015030
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Authors

Paula Elisa Brandão Guedes, Thais Nascimento de Andrade Oliveira, Fábio Santos Carvalho, Renata Santiago Alberto Carlos, George Rego Albuquerque, Alexandre Dias Munhoz, Amauri Arias Wenceslau, Fabiana Lessa Silva

Abstract

Ehrlichiosis is a zoonotic disease that is caused by bacteria of the genus Ehrlichia. The aims of this study were to detect the presence of Ehrlichia spp. in the blood of dogs in Ituberá, Bahia, and to compare the sensitivities and specificities of blood smear, serological, and molecular examinations. Furthermore, this study identified factors associated with exposure to the agent in dogs in this locality. Blood samples were collected from 379 dogs and submitted for indirect immunofluorescent assay and polymerase chain reaction testing for the detection of Ehrlichia spp. antibodies and DNA, respectively. Additionally, a peripheral blood smear was obtained from the ear tip for parasite identification. Of the 379 animals, 12.4%, 32.7%, and 25.6% were identified as positive on the blood smear, serological, and molecular tests, respectively. The dogs positive in one of the three techniques were considered exposed (46.9%). Younger dogs and rural habitat were protective factors and presence of ticks and contact with other dogs were the risk factors associated with exposure to the agent. It was concluded that dogs of Ituberá have high positivity for Ehrlichia spp. and that the diagnostic methods used for detection are complementary.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 51 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 11 22%
Student > Bachelor 9 18%
Student > Doctoral Student 6 12%
Professor 5 10%
Student > Postgraduate 4 8%
Other 8 16%
Unknown 8 16%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Veterinary Science and Veterinary Medicine 20 39%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 11 22%
Medicine and Dentistry 5 10%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 1 2%
Unspecified 1 2%
Other 2 4%
Unknown 11 22%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 1. 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 25 June 2015.
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#15,337,950
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Outputs from Revista Brasileira de Parasitologia Veterinária
#186
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#155,161
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Outputs of similar age from Revista Brasileira de Parasitologia Veterinária
#1
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