Tick-borne bacteria in free-living jaguars (Panthera onca) in Pantanal, Brazil.

  title={Tick-borne bacteria in free-living jaguars (Panthera onca) in Pantanal, Brazil.},
  author={Cynthia Elisa Widmer and Fernando Cesar Cascelli de Azevedo and Aliny P. Almeida and Fernando de Lima Ferreira and Marcelo B Labruna},
  journal={Vector borne and zoonotic diseases},
  volume={11 8},
Tick-borne bacteria were investigated in 10 free-living jaguars and their ticks in the Pantanal biome, Brazil. Jaguar sera were tested by indirect fluorescent antibody assays using Rickettsia rickettsii, Rickettsia parkeri, Rickettsia amblyommii, Rickettsia rhipicephali, Rickettsia felis, Rickettsia bellii, Ehrlichia canis, and Coxiella burnetii as crude antigens. All 10 jaguar sera reacted (titer ≥ 64) to at least one Rickettsia species; 4 and 3 sera reacted with E. canis and C. burnetii… CONTINUE READING
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