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All about neosporosis in Brazil

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Title
All about neosporosis in Brazil
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Revista brasileira de parasitologia veterinaria = Brazilian journal of veterinary parasitology : Orgao Oficial do Colegio Brasileiro de Parasitologia Veterinaria, August 2017
DOI 10.1590/s1984-29612017045
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Camila Koutsodontis Cerqueira-Cézar, Rafael Calero-Bernal, Jitender Prakash Dubey, Solange Maria Gennari

Abstract

Neospora caninum is protozoan parasite with domestic and wild dogs, coyotes and grey wolves as the definitive hosts and many warm-blooded animals as intermediate hosts. It was cultivated and named in 1988. Neosporosis is a major disease of cattle and has no public health significance. Since 1990's N. caninum has emerged as a major cause of abortion in cattle worldwide, including in Brazil. N. caninum also causes clinical infections in several other animal species. Considerable progress has been made in understanding the biology of N. caninum and there are more than 200 papers on this subject from Brazil. However, most of the reports on neosporosis from Brazil are serological surveys. Overall, little is known of clinical neosporosis in Brazil, particularly cattle. The few reports pertain to sporadic cases of abortion with no information on epidemics or storms of abortion. The objective of the present review is to summarize all reports from Brazil and suggest topic for further research, including prevalence of N. caninum oocysts in soil or in canine feces, and determining if there are additional definitive hosts, other than the domestic dog. There is need for a national survey in cattle using defined parameters. Future researches should focus on molecular characterization of N. caninum strains, possibility of vaccine production and relationship between wildlife and livestock epidemiology.

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Country Count As %
Unknown 59 100%

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Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 13 22%
Student > Bachelor 10 17%
Researcher 5 8%
Professor > Associate Professor 4 7%
Student > Doctoral Student 4 7%
Other 7 12%
Unknown 16 27%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Veterinary Science and Veterinary Medicine 14 24%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 14 24%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 2 3%
Medicine and Dentistry 2 3%
Nursing and Health Professions 1 2%
Other 6 10%
Unknown 20 34%