Periódicos Brasileiros em Medicina Veterinária e Zootecnia

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Molecular detection of Leishmania spp. in road-killed wild mammals in the Central Western area of the State of São Paulo, Brazil

Richini-Pereira, Virgínia BodelãoMarson, Pamela MerloHayasaka, Enio YoshinoriVictória, CassianoSilva, Rodrigo Costa dalangoni, Hélio

Road-killed wild animals have been classified as sentinels for detecting such zoonotic pathogens asLeishmania spp., offering new opportunities for epidemiological studies of this infection. This study aimed to evaluate the presence of Leishmania spp. and Leishmania chagasi DNA by PCR in tissue samples (lung, liver, spleen, kidney, heart, mesenteric lymph node and adrenal gland) from 70 road-killed wild animals.(AU)

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