Domesticated Animals as Reservoirs of Leptospirosis in Camaguey, the Pig Factor

  • Herlinda de la Caridad Rodríguez Ignacio Agramonte Loynaz University of Camaguey, Cuba
  • Guillermo Barreto Ignacio Agramonte Loynaz University of Camaguey, Cuba
  • Tatiana García Territorial Laboratory for Veterinary Diagnostic, Camaguey, Cuba
  • Roberto Vázquez Ignacio Agramonte Loynaz University of Camaguey, Cuba
Palabras clave: emerging diseases, Leptospira, swine, serovars, zoonosis

Resumen

The aim of this study was to evaluate the role of domesticated animals, particularly pigs, as reservoirs of leptospirosis in the province of Camaguey. The sera from 2 617 equines, 1 820 pigs, 75 ovines and caprine, and 69 canines in Camaguey were analyzed by microagglutination. Serovars Icterohaemorrhagiae, Canicola, Ballum, Australis, Pomona and Tarassovi were used as antigens for horses, pigs and dogs; whereas Icterohaemorrhagiae, Canicola, Ballum, Pomona, Hebdomadis and Sejroe were used for bovines and ovine-caprine. The variable studied was antibody proportion per species. The inclusion of Hardjo, Bratislava, Sejroe and Grippotyphosa for serum screenings in swine contributed to better understanding of the species as reservoir of Leptospirosis in the province. Due to the growing number of these animals in urban adjacent areas, this result is a warning about the underlying risk of epidemics transmitted to humans.

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Publicado
2018-01-22
Sección
Salud Animal