volume 50, issue 6, P857-860 2017
DOI: 10.1590/0037-8682-0138-2017
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Abstract: AbstractIntroduction: Norway rats (Rattus norvegicus) are zoonotic reservoirs for Leptospira spp. and Toxoplasma gondii, and infl uence diseases in urban areas. Methods: Free-ranging and laboratory-raised rats from two zoos in southern Brazil were tested for Leptospira spp. and T. gondii using microscopic agglutination and modifi ed agglutination tests, respectively. Results: Overall, 25.6% and 4.6% free-ranging rats tested positive for Leptospira spp. and T. gondii, respectively, with co-seropositivity occur…

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