Evidence for Wild Crocodiles as a Risk for Human Leptospirosis, Mexico

@article{PrezFlores2016EvidenceFW,
  title={Evidence for Wild Crocodiles as a Risk for Human Leptospirosis, Mexico},
  author={Jonathan P{\'e}rez-Flores and Pierre Charruau and Rogelio Cede{\~n}o-V{\'a}zquez and Daniel Atilano},
  journal={EcoHealth},
  year={2016},
  volume={14},
  pages={58-68}
}
Sentinel species such as crocodilians are used to monitor the health of ecosystems. However, few studies have documented the presence of zoonotic diseases in wild populations of these reptiles. Herein we analyzed 48 serum samples from Crocodylus acutus (n = 34) and C. moreletii (n = 14) from different sites in the state of Quintana Roo (Mexico) to detect antibodies to Leptospira interrogans by means of a microscopic agglutination test (MAT). Crocodylus acutus and C. moreletii tested positive to… CONTINUE READING

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