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dc.creatorMoreira Soto, Andrés
dc.creatorCarranza, Marco V.
dc.creatorTaylor Castillo, Mayra Lizeth
dc.creatorCalderón Arguedas, Ólger
dc.creatorHun Opfer, Ruchilia Laya
dc.creatorTroyo Rodríguez, Adriana
dc.date.accessioned2017-07-14T20:10:17Z
dc.date.available2017-07-14T20:10:17Z
dc.date.issued2016-07
dc.identifier.citationhttp://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1877959X16300437?via%3Dihubes_ES
dc.identifier.issn1877-959X
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10669/30364
dc.description.abstractThe zoonotic transmission cycles of Rickettsia rickettsii and other spotted fever group (SFG) rickettsiae in Latin America have usually been associated with rural or sylvatic environments, although domestic dogs can be implicated in more populated settings. In this study, exposure of dogs to SFG rickettsiae in the Greater Metropolitan Area of Costa Rica was investigated. Dogs from sites associated with human cases and from dog shelters were evaluated by indirect immunofluorescence assay (IFA) using antigen of SFG rickettsiae. Rickettsia spp. were detected in ectoparasites by polymerase chain reaction (PCR). A total 18.5% (31/168) of dogs associated with human cases and 6.8% (11/161) of dogs in shelters had IgG end titers ≥ 64 to Rickettsia spp. The odds of being seropositive were greater in dogs from areas associated with human cases when compared to shelters (OR: 3.2; 95% C.I: 1.5–5.6). Rhipicephalus sanguineus sensu lato (s. l.) was present in all sites associated with human cases. Rickettsia felis URRWXCal2 and R. felislike RF2125 were detected in Ctenocephalides felis, and Rickettsia sp. IbR/CRC in Ixodes boliviensis. Results demonstrate that dogs from the main urban center of Costa Rica have been exposed to SFG rickettsiae, especially in areas with known human infection. Both human and animal health sectors must be aware of possible rickettsial diseases in urban areas, where dogs may also serve as sentinels for human infectiones_ES
dc.description.sponsorshipUniversidad de Costa Rica/[803-B2-225]/UCR/Costa Ricaes_ES
dc.language.isoen_USes_ES
dc.sourceTicks and Tick-borne Diseases, Vol 7(5), pp 748-753es_ES
dc.subjectRickettsiaes_ES
dc.subjectDoges_ES
dc.subjectRocky mountain spotted feveres_ES
dc.subjectUrban environmentes_ES
dc.subjectCosta Ricaes_ES
dc.subject636.772 863 Perros
dc.titleExposure of dogs to spotted fever group rickettsiae in urban sites associated with human rickettsioses in Costa Ricaes_ES
dc.typeinfo:eu-repo/semantics/articlees_ES
dc.typeArtículo científicoes_ES
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.ttbdis.2016.03.007
dc.description.procedenceUCR::Vicerrectoría de Investigación::Unidades de Investigación::Ciencias de la Salud::Centro de Investigación en Enfermedades Tropicales (CIET)es_ES
dc.description.procedenceUCR::Vicerrectoría de Docencia::Salud::Facultad de Microbiologíaes_ES
dc.identifier.codproyecto803-B2-225
dc.identifier.pmid26995323


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