Prevalence of Leptospira antibodies in wild boars (Sus scrofa) from Northern Portugal: risk factor analysis
- Autores: Cabral AJ, Faria AS, Faria MC, Nunes-Pereira M, Paiva-Cardoso MN, Vale-Gonçalves HM, Veloso O, Vieira ML
- Ano de Publicação: 2014
- Journal: Epidemiology and Infection
- Link: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25519057
Leptospirosis is a zoonosis of worldwide distribution, caused by infection with pathogenic spirochaetes of the genus Leptospira. The wild boar (Sus scrofa), an important hunting species in Europe, seems to play a significant role in the epidemiological cycle of leptospirosis. A total of 101 serum samples from wild boar hunted in Northern Portugal were analysed for leptospiral antibodies detection by microscopic agglutination test.