Molecular investigation of vector-borne parasites in wild micromammals, Barcelona (Spain)

Javier Millán

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Resumen

Information about the role of micromammals in the epidemiology of Leishmania infantum and Babesia sp. in southern Europe is scarce. Wild micromammals were captured in natural areas in the Barcelona province (NE Spain) in 2011 and analysed by real-time PCR for the presence of DNA of Piroplasmida (n = 253) and Leishmania infantum (n = 166). The wood mouse (Apodemus sylvaticus) was the most abundant species, but all specimens tested negative for L. infantum, for which two out of 15 (13.3%) white-toothed shrews (Crocidura russula) and one out of 23 (4.3%) Algerian mice (Mus spretus) resulted positive. No individual was positive for Piroplasmida DNA. The role of wild micromammals in the epidemiology of these parasites in the study area seems negligible.

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Páginas (desde-hasta)1-4
Número de páginas4
PublicaciónParasitology Research
DOI
EstadoAccepted/In press - 25 jun 2018

Huella dactilar

Leishmania infantum
Piroplasmida
Spain
Parasites
parasites
epidemiology
Epidemiology
Shrews
Crocidura
Murinae
Babesia
Apodemus sylvaticus
Russula
Apodemus
Mus
Southern European region
shrews
DNA
Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction
quantitative polymerase chain reaction

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Parasitology
  • veterinary(all)
  • Insect Science
  • Infectious Diseases

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