A serosurvey for spotted fever group Rickettsia and Coxiella burnetii antibodies in rural dogs and foxes, Chile

S. Di Cataldo, A. Cevidanes, C. Ulloa-Contreras, E. Hidalgo-Hermoso, V. Gargano, J. Cabello, I. Sacristán, C. Napolitano, D. Gambino, D. Vicari, J. Millán

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Resumen

Antibodies against Spotted Fever Group (SFG) Rickettsia and Coxiella burnetii, investigated through indirect antibody immunofluorescence tests, were detected in serum samples from 3.1% and 0% of 358 rural dogs, respectively, and in none of 32 wild foxes tested. SFG Rickettsia seropositive dogs were only detected in the Mountain Desert (8%) and the Steppe-Mediterranean (9%) regions. Exposure in the Mountain Desert, where no ticks and fleas were found on any dog, could correspond to a new SFG Rickettsia sp. recently described in soft ticks or to a related agent. Our survey confirms low endemicity in the country of C. burnetii, as observed in recent serosurveys in humans.

Idioma originalInglés
Número de artículo101769
PublicaciónComparative Immunology, Microbiology and Infectious Diseases
Volumen83
DOI
EstadoPublicada - abr. 2022

Áreas temáticas de ASJC Scopus

  • Inmulogía y alergología
  • Microbiología
  • Inmunología
  • Veterinaria (todo)
  • Enfermedades infecciosas

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