Rosa Maria Piatti

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The goal of this study was to perform a seroepidemiological investigation and to identify risk factors associated with infection of Chlamydophila abortus of sheep herds in the Brazilian state of Alagoas. The study was conducted with samples of 274 ewes with ages equal to or higher than 24 months in 25 herds and in 23 towns located in three regions of the(More)
The prevalence and risk factors for anti-Toxoplasma gondii antibodies were investigated in goats of the Seridó Oriental microregion, Rio Grande do Norte state, Northeast region of Brazil. Three hundred and sixty-six blood samples from goats collected by jugular venopuncture were used. For the serologic diagnosis of Toxoplasma gondii infection, the indirect(More)
The five selections carried out in the mouse for high or low antibody responsiveness to various multideterminant immunogens were successful. In all cases the large interline difference was shown to result from the additive effects of several independently segregating loci (polygenic regulation). However, important peculiarities were demonstrated in these(More)
The high (H) and low (L) antibody responder lines of mice produced by selective breeding are characterized by different modifications in immunocompetent cell potentialities, according to the immunization procedure used for the selection process. In selections I and II, the difference in antibody responsiveness between H and L lines was clearly shown to(More)
Among the differences observed between the various high (H) and low (L) antibody responder lines of mice resulting from distinct bidirectional selective breedings, one of the most puzzling is the variation in the “multispecific effect,” i. e., in the modification of antibody responses to antigens unrelated to those used during the selection. The best(More)
Santos C.S.A.B., Piatti R.M., Azevedo S.S., Alves C.J., Higino S.S.S., Silva M.L.C.R., Brasil A.W.L. & Gennari S.M. 2012. Seroprevalence and risk factors associated with Chlamydophila abortus infection in dairy goats in the Northeast of Brazil. Pesquisa Veterinária Brasileira 32(11):1082-1086. Unidade Acadêmica de Medicina Veterinária, Centro de Saúde e(More)
A total of 192 samples of illegal cheese from different regions of the states of São Paulo and Minas Gerais, Brazil, were analyzed for the isolation and detection of Brucella spp. DNA by means of microbiological culture and polymerase chain reaction (PCR), respectively. Samples that yielded positive results were submitted to the analysis of the occurrence(More)
Campylobacteriosis is a worldwide distributed zoonosis. One of the main virulence factors related to Campylobacter spp. in animals and humans is the cytolethal distending toxin (CDT), encoded by three adjacent genes (cdtA, cdtB, cdtC). The occurrence of Campylobacter spp. in samples of vegetables has not been reported in Brazil yet, and has seldom been(More)
Leptospirosis is a widely distributed zoonosis that affects domestic and wild animals, and that has the man as the end point of its epidemiological chain. Leptospirosis diagnosis in primates is more difficult than in other animal species, as clinical signs and lesions are less evident and antibody response is detected only for short periods. The aim of this(More)