Temporal and spatial distribution of Leishmania mexicana infections in a population of Neotoma micropus.

  title={Temporal and spatial distribution of Leishmania mexicana infections in a population of Neotoma micropus.},
  author={R. W. Raymond and C. P. Mchugh and Loren R Witt and S. Kerr},
  journal={Memorias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz},
  volume={98 2},
  • R. W. Raymond, C. P. Mchugh, +1 author S. Kerr
  • Published 2003
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Memorias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz
  • A 19-month mark-release-recapture study of Neotoma micropus with sequential screening for Leishmania mexicana was conducted in Bexar County, Texas, USA. The overall prevalence rate was 14.7% and the seasonal prevalence rates ranged from 3.8 to 26.7%. Nine incident cases were detected, giving an incidence rate of 15.5/100 rats/year. Follow-up of 101 individuals captured two or more times ranged from 14 to 462 days. Persistence of L. mexicana infections averaged 190 days and ranged from 104 to… CONTINUE READING
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