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natural infection of the opossum didelphis albiventris (marsupialia, didelphidae) with leishmania donovani, in brazil.an opossum, didelphis albiventris, from jacobina, bahia state, was found naturally infected with leishmania donovani, being the first non-canid wild mammal to be detected with the agent of kala-azar in the new world.19846533423
ecological interactions of visceral leishmaniasis in the state of bahia, brazil.the laboratory and field observations summarized in this paper on visceral leishmaniasis ecology in the state of bahia, brazil are based on the author's observations over the past 35 years in a number of state's foci, public health records and literature citations. the disease is endemic with epidemic outbreaks occurring every ten years and its geographical distribution is expanding rapidly in the last years. leishmania chagasi is the main ethiologic agent of the visceral leishmaniasis but le. a ...19969283643
karyotype composition of some rodents and marsupials from chapada diamantina (bahia, brasil).the chapada diamantina (cd) is located in bahia state, between 11-14 degrees s and 41-43 degrees w, being part of the serra do espinhaço. the occurrence of different habitats and transition areas permits an interesting mammal fauna composition, with species from different biomes living in sympatry. species of didelphimorphia and rodentia are important members of mammal communities in almost all different habitats, and morphological and cytogenetic characters are important for a correct identific ...200718094834
sarcocystis neurona and neospora caninum in brazilian opossums (didelphis spp.): molecular investigation and in vitro isolation of sarcocystis spp.sarcocystis neurona and neospora spp. are protozoan parasites that induce neurological diseases in horses and other animal species. opossums (didelphis albiventris and didelphis virginiana) are definitive hosts of s. neurona, which is the major cause of equine protozoal myeloencephalitis (epm). neospora caninum causes abortion in cattle and infects a wide range of animal species, while n. hughesi is known to induce neurologic disease in equids. the aims of this study were to investigate s. neuro ...201728807293
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