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Title: The role of wild rodents in the transmission of Trypanosoma evansi infection in an endemic area of the Canary Islands (Spain)
Authors: Rodríguez, N. F.
Tejedor-Junco, M. T. 
Hernández-Trujillo, Y.
González, M. 
Gutiérrez, C. 
Keywords: Diagnosis
Thailand
Outbreak
Camels
Issue Date: 2010
Publisher: 0304-4017
Journal: Veterinary Parasitology 
Abstract: Trypanosoma evansi was diagnosed for the first time in camels in the Canary Islands in 1997. Several sanitary measures including treatment of infected animals were taken; however, nowadays a little area is still infected. In order to determine possible reservoirs 138 wild rodents were trapped, 64 of them in the infected farms and the remaining 74 in other areas. The captured species were Rattus rattus (24), Rattus norvegicus (69) and Mus musculus domesticus (45). Serological (CATT/T. evansi), parasitological (micro-Hematocrit Centrifugation technique and stained smears) and molecular (PCR) methods for T. evansi and T. lewisi were used as diagnostic methods. None of the examined rodents was positive for T. evansi; 18, however, showed motile trypanosomes at micro-Hematocrit Centrifugation technique and resulted positive for T. lewisi by PCR. The results would suggest that the studied rodent species would not play a relevant role in the epidemiology of T. evansi infection in Canaries. (C) 2010 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10553/49431
ISSN: 0304-4017
DOI: 10.1016/j.vetpar.2010.09.001
Source: Veterinary Parasitology[ISSN 0304-4017],v. 174, p. 323-327
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