Isolation of Leptospira noguchii from sheep

Everton F Silva, Claudiomar Brod, Gustavo Cerqueira, Debora Bourscheidt, Nubia Seyffert, Adriano Queiroz, Cleiton S Santos, Albert I Ko, Odir A Dellagostin

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Abstract

The main goal of this study was to obtain new isolates of Leptospira spp. from sheep. A total of 10 kidney samples and 44 blood samples were collected from sheep slaughtered in Pelotas, Southern Brazil. One isolate was obtained which was identified by 16S rRNA gene sequencing and serogrouping to be Leptospira noguchii serogroup Autumnalis. Microscopic agglutination test (MAT) evaluation revealed that 4.5 of the sheep sera reacted against the Autumnalis serogroup. This is the first report of isolation of L. noguchii from sheep. Together these findings indicate that L. noguchii infections may be a potentially important veterinary problem in this domestic animal species.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)144 - 149
Number of pages6
JournalVeterinary Microbiology
Volume121
Issue number1-2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2007
Externally publishedYes

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