Seroepidemiology of Leptospira Infection in Backyard Pigs in Durango State, Mexico

@inproceedings{CruzRomero2018SeroepidemiologyOL,
  title={Seroepidemiology of Leptospira Infection in Backyard Pigs in Durango State, Mexico},
  author={A Cruz-Romero and Cosme Alvarado-Esquivel and Dora Romero-Salas and {\'A}ngel Osvaldo Alvarado-F{\'e}lix and S S{\'a}nchez-Montes and Jes{\'u}s Hern{\'a}ndez-Tinoco and Luis Francisco S{\'a}nchez-Anguiano},
  booktitle={European journal of microbiology & immunology},
  year={2018}
}
Purpose This study aimed to determine the seroprevalence and correlates of Leptospira IgG antibodies in backyard pigs in the northern Mexican state of Durango. We performed a cross-sectional study of 305 backyard pigs. Anti-Leptospira IgG antibodies were detected using microscopic agglutination assay (MAT) with a panel of 12 Leptospira antigens. Results Overall, antibodies against Leptospira (any of the 12 Leptospira serovars examined) were found in 186 (61.0%) of the 305 pigs studied… CONTINUE READING

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