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|Title: ||Chickens (Gallus domesticus) are natural intermediate hosts of Neospora caninum|
|Other Titles: ||International Journal for Parasitology|
|Authors: ||Costa, Kattyanne de Souza|
Santos, Sara Lima
Uzêda, Rosângela Soares
Pinheiro, Alexandre Moraes
Almeida, Maria Angela Ornelas de
Araújo, Flábio R.
McAllister, M. M.
Gondim, Luis Fernando Pita
|Keywords: ||Neospora caninum;Toxoplasma gondii;Chicken;Antibodies; Infection|
|Issue Date: ||2008|
|Abstract: ||Neospora caninum naturally infects many mammal species, but has not previously been demonstrated in birds. We examined sera for
N. caninum antibodies from 200 outdoor chickens and from 200 chickens confined indoors in the state of Bahia, Brazil. Seroprevalence
was greater in outdoor chickens (23.5% versus 1.5%, P < 0.001). PCR testing for N. caninum was positive in six of 10 seropositive chickens.
Amplicons from two of these were sequenced and had 97–98% nucleotide identity with N. caninum. This finding extends the list of
intermediate hosts of N. caninum to include birds and may have important epidemiological consequences.|
|Description: ||Acesso restrito: Texto completo. p. 157-159|
|Appears in Collections:||Artigos Publicados em Periódicos (EMV)|
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