2016
DOI: 10.1590/s1984-29612016060
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Abstract: Brazilian spotted fever (BSF) is a fatal zoonosis because of the difficulties in its early diagnosis and treatment. Occurrences of BSF in the northeast of the state of Paraná prompted investigation of areas at risk of this rickettsiosis in the municipalities of Japira, Jaboti, Pinhalão and Tomazina. To determine the areas at risk, 592 serum samples from dogs and 230 from equids were analyzed by means of the indirect immunofluorescence assay (IFA) for Rickettsia rickettsii and R. parkeri . In addition, risk pro… Show more

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“…provide the comparative results needed for effective public health action. In PR, the first confirmed SFR case occurred in 2006 (14), resulting in a number of subsequent studies in the state (51)(52)(53)(54)(55)(56)(57)(58)(59)(60). The majority of these have provided basic information concerning rickettsia circulation in a given area, with little direct attempt to study case association or use Surveillance System data.…”
Section: Resultsmentioning
confidence: 99%
“…Other studies have found percentages of seropositive donkeys lower than percentages observed in horses. Horta et al (2004) found 0/4 donkey seropositive to R. rickettsii in Pedreira, a municipality near Monte Mor, and Otomura et al (2016) found 2/45 (4.4%) seropositive donkeys in northeastern Paraná. Although there is no research that evaluated the role of the hybrid equid (Equus caballus x Equus asinus) on the epidemiology of R. rickettsii, it is possible that this animal is not a good sentinel, since donkeys are more resistant to the tick vector A. sculptum than horses (Castagnolli et al, 2003) and the population of mules in the state of São Paulo is small (IBGE, 2017).…”
Section: Discussionmentioning
confidence: 99%
“…A serosurvey of dogs and cats in Caratinga was performed ten years after a previous serosurvey had been conducted in order to evaluate the success of vector control measures adopted by public health services, concluding that the vector control had been successful [44]. Occurrences of Brazilian spotted fever in the northeast of Paraná State prompted a risk assessment utilizing serosurveys of dogs, leading to the construction of risk-probability maps using seropositivity rates and known environmental aspects of the municipalities [45]. A seroprevalence study conducted in San José, Costa Rica demonstrated that dogs from areas associated with human cases of SFG rickettsia had greater odds of being seropositive than that of shelter dogs [46].…”
Section: Review Of the Global Literaturementioning
confidence: 99%