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Title: Leishmania (V.) braziliensis infecting bats from Pantanal wetland, Brazil: First records for Platyrrhinus lineatus and Artibeus planirostris
Authors: Ferreira, Eduardo de Castro
Pereira, Agnes Antônio Sampaio
Silveira, Maurício
Margonari, Carina
Marcon, Glaucia Elisete Barbosa
França, Adriana de Oliveira
Castro, Ludiele Souza
Bordignon, Marcelo Oscar
Fischer, Erich
Tomas, Walfrido Moraes
Dorval, Maria Elizabeth Cavalheiros
Gontijo, Célia Maria Ferreira
Affilliation: Fundação Oswaldo Cruz Mato Grosso do Sul. Campo Grande, MS, Brazil/Universidade Anhanguera. Campo Grande, MS, Brazil
Fundação Oswaldo Cruz. Instituto René Rachou. Grupo de Estudos em Leishmanioses. Belo Horizonte, MG, Brazil
Universidade Federal de Mato Grosso do Sul. Campo Grande, MS, Brazil
Fundação Oswaldo Cruz. Instituto René Rachou. Grupo de Estudos em Leishmanioses. Belo Horizonte, MG, Brazil
Universidade Federal de Mato Grosso do Sul. Programa de Pós-graduação em Ecologia e Conservação. Campo Grande, MS, Brazil
Universidade Federal de Mato Grosso do Sul. Programa de Pós-Graduação em Doenças Infecciosas e Parasitárias. Campo Grande, MS, Brazil
Universidade Federal de Mato Grosso do Sul. Programa de Pós-Graduação em Doenças Infecciosas e Parasitárias. Campo Grande, MS, Brazil
Universidade Federal de Mato Grosso do Sul. Centro de Ciências Biológicas e da Saúde. Campo Grande, MS, Brazil
Universidade Federal de Mato Grosso do Sul. Centro de Ciências Biológicas e da Saúde. Campo Grande, MS, Brazil
Empresa Brasileira de Pesquisa Agropecuária. Centro de Pesquisa Agropecuária do Pantanal. Embrapa Pantanal. Laboratório de Vida Selvagem. Corumbá, MS, Brazil
Universidade Federal de Mato Grosso do Sul. Laboratório de Parasitologia Clínica. Campo Grande, MS, Brazil
Fundação Oswaldo Cruz. Instituto René Rachou. Grupo de Estudos em Leishmanioses. Belo Horizonte, MG, Brazil
Abstract: In the New World genus Leishmania parasites are etiological agents of neglected zoonoses known as leishmaniasis. Its epidemiology is very complex due to the participation of several species of sand fly vectors and mammalian hosts, and man is an accidental host. Control is very difficult because of the different epidemiological patterns of transmission observed. Studies about Leishmania spp. infection in bats are so scarce, which represents a large gap in knowledge about the role of these animals in the transmission cycle of these pathogens, especially when considering that Chiroptera is one of the most abundant and diverse orders among mammals. Leishmaniasis in Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil are remarkably frequent, probably due to the abundance of its regional mastofauna. The recent record of L. braziliensis in bats from this state indicates the need to clarify the role of these mammals in the transmission cycle. In this study we evaluated the presence of Leishmania parasites in the skin of different species of bats, using PCR directed to Leishmania spp. kDNA for screening followed by PCR/RFLP analysis of the hsp70 gene for the identification of parasite species. Leishmania species identification was confirmed by PCR directed to the G6PD gene of L. braziliensis, followed by sequencing of the PCR product. Samples from 47 bats were processed, of which in three specimens (6.38%) was detected the presence of Leishmania sp. kDNA. PCR/RFLP and sequencing identified the species involved in the infection as L. braziliensis in all of them. This is the first report of Leishmania braziliensis in bats from Pantanal ecosystem and the first record of this species in Platyrrhinus lineatus and Artibeus planirostris, bats with a wide distribution in South America. These results reinforce the need to deepen the knowledge about the possibility of bats act as reservoirs of Leishmania spp. especially considering their ability of dispersion and occupation of anthropic environments
Keywords: Leishmania braziliensis
Bats
Platyrrhinus lineatus
Artibeus planirostris
keywords: Leishmania braziliensis
Issue Date: 2017
Publisher: Elsevier Ltd.
Citation: FERREIRA, Eduardo de Castro et al. Leishmania (V.) braziliensis infecting bats from Pantanal wetland, Brazil: First records for Platyrrhinus lineatus and Artibeus planirostris. Acta Trop., v. 172, p. 217-222, 2017.
DOI: 10.1016/j.actatropica.2017.05.012
ISSN: 0001-706X
Copyright: restricted access
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