Hepatozoon spp. infections in wild rodents in an area of endemic canine hepatozoonosis in southeastern Brazil.

@article{Demoner2016HepatozoonSI,
  title={Hepatozoon spp. infections in wild rodents in an area of endemic canine hepatozoonosis in southeastern Brazil.},
  author={Larissa de Castro Demoner and Natalia Mizuhira Magro and Maria Regina Lucas da Silva and Jo{\~a}o Marcelo Azevedo de Paula Antunes and Cecilia Irene P{\'e}rez Calabuig and Lucia H O'dwyer},
  journal={Ticks and tick-borne diseases},
  year={2016},
  volume={7 5},
  pages={859-864}
}
Hepatozoon canis is a tick-borne parasite that occurs worldwide. In rural areas of Brazil, H. canis vectors remain unknown, which has led to speculation about alternative routes of transmission. Small rodents can play a role in the transmission (via predation) of Hepatozoon americanum, which led us to question whether predation might be an alternative mode of transmission for H. canis. Thus, this study investigated whether Hepatozoon spp. are present in wild small rodents in forest fragments… CONTINUE READING