Leishmania in synanthropic rodents (Rattus rattus): new evidence for the urbanization of Leishmania (Leishmania) amazonensis.

  title={Leishmania in synanthropic rodents (Rattus rattus): new evidence for the urbanization of Leishmania (Leishmania) amazonensis.},
  author={Eloiza Teles Caldart and Roberta Lemos Freire and Fernanda Pinto Ferreira and Bruno Bergamo Ruffolo and M{\^o}nica Raquel Sbeghen and Marcelle Mareze and Joao Garcia and Regina Mitsuka-Bregan{\'o} and Italmar Teodorico Navarro},
  journal={Revista brasileira de parasitologia veterinaria = Brazilian journal of veterinary parasitology : Orgao Oficial do Colegio Brasileiro de Parasitologia Veterinaria},
  volume={26 1},
This study aimed to detect parasites from Leishmania genus, to determine the prevalence of anti-Leishmania spp. antibodies, to identify circulating species of the parasite, and to determine epidemiological variables associated with infection in rats caught in urban area of Londrina, Paraná, Brazil. Animal capture was carried out from May to December 2006, serological and molecular methods were performed. DNA was extracted from total blood, and nested-PCR, targeting SSu rRNA from Leishmania… CONTINUE READING
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