Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://www.arca.fiocruz.br/handle/icict/20087
Title: An outbreak of severe leptospirosis in capuchin (Cebus) monkeys
Authors: Szonyi, Barbara
Agudelo-Flórez, Piedad
Ramírez, Marcela
Moreno, Natali
Ko, Albert Icksang
Affilliation: Cornell University. College of Veterinary Medicine. Department of Population Medicine and Diagnostic Sciences. Ithaca, NY, USA
Universidad CES. Instituto Colombiano de Medicina Tropical. Sabaneta, Colombia
Universidad CES. Instituto Colombiano de Medicina Tropical. Sabaneta, Colombia
Universidad CES. Instituto Colombiano de Medicina Tropical. Sabaneta, Colombia
Fundação Oswaldo Cruz. Centro de Pesquisas Gonçalo Moniz. Salvador, BA, Brasil
Abstract: Naturally acquired acute leptospirosis in monkeys is uncommon. This study reports an outbreak of severe leptospirosis among 52 capuchin (Cebus) monkeys that had been rescued from homes and housed in a wildlife rehabilitation center in Colombia in 2007. Case confirmation consisted of Leptospira isolation followed by a polymerase chain reaction targeting the LipL32 gene. The attack and mortality rates were 71% and 27%, respectively. Sixteen cases were confirmed. Necropsy revealed diffuse jaundice and pulmonary hemorrhage. Multi-locus sequence typing identified the agent to be Leptospira interrogans sequence type 17, indicating rats as the source of infection. An environmental survey confirmed rodent infestation as the cause of the outbreak. The extent of Leptospira transmission between humans and monkeys is unknown. Improper husbandry of non-human primates could create new reservoirs and transmission routes for Leptospira threatening conservation efforts and public health.
Keywords: Leptospirosis
Cebus
Capuchin monkey
Outbreak
Rat
keywords: Leptospirose
Cebus
Macaco
Surto
Rato
Issue Date: 2011
Publisher: Elsevier
Citation: SZONYI, B et al. An outbreak of severe leptospirosis in capuchin (Cebus) monkeys. Veterinary Journal, v. 188, n. 2, p. 237-239, 2011.
DOI: 10.1016/j.tvjl.2010.05.002
ISSN: 1090-0233
Copyright: open access
Appears in Collections:IGM - Artigos de Periódicos

Files in This Item:
File Description SizeFormat 
Szonyi B An outbreak of severe....pdf244.96 kBAdobe PDFView/Open


FacebookTwitterDeliciousLinkedInGoogle BookmarksBibTex Format mendeley Endnote DiggMySpace

Items in DSpace are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.