Periódicos Brasileiros em Medicina Veterinária e Zootecnia

p. 1474-1477

Ocorrência de microsporídios em pequenos mamíferos silvestres no Estado de São Paulo

Pereira, AAraújo, R. SFavorito, S. EBertolla, P. BLallo, M. A

This study describes infection of microsporidia in the natural fauna of small wildlife animals in an area of deforestation for a water reservoir construction in the state of São Paulo, Brazil. It was focused on marsupials, small rodents, frogs, primates, bats, and others mammals taken from this area to access whether they may represent environmental sources of these zoonoses. From all captured animals, microsporidia spores were observed in the feces of bats, small rodents, and marsupials. This study emphasises the importance of wild animals, particularly small mammals as potential sources of microsporidia to human and animal populations from deforested areas. (AU)

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