distribution of histoplasma capsulatum in amazonian a survey of 296 sylvatic animals captured from virgin forests in the north-eastern and south-western amazon of brazil, histoplasma capsulatum was isolated, via the indirect hamster inoculation method, from the liver and spleen of four common opossums didelphis marsupialis and two pacas agouti paca. the infected animals did not show any clinical symptoms or histopathology. the known amazonian mammalian species with natural histoplasmosis now total five, the previously reported species being th ...19853990770
leishmaniasis in brazil: xx. prevalence of "enzootic rodent leishmaniasis" (leishmania mexicana amazonensis), and apparent absence of "pian bois" (le. braziliensis guyanensis), in plantations of introduced tree species and in other non-climax forests in eastern amazô amazonian brazil most human leishmaniasis is due to leishmania braziliensis s.l. and is acquired during the clearing of primary climax forest. one of the largest deforestation projects has taken place on the jari property where plantations of exotic tree species are grown for paper pulp. the ability of the regional leishmaniasis enzootics to invade plantations was investigated. cdc light-trap catches indicated the phletobomine vectors of le. b. guyanensis (causing "pian bois" in man) to be ve ...19836665830
the opossum, didelphis marsupialis (marsupialia: didelphidae), as a reservoir host of leishmania braziliensis guyanensis in the amazon basin of brazil.a total of 52 opossums (six species) were examined for evidence of infection with leishmania in three different areas of forest near manaus, amazonas state, brazil. no infections were detected in 27 opossums from a region of relatively undisturbed forest, including specimens of didelphis marsupialis (18); metachirus nudicaudatus (four); monodelphis brevicaudata (one); marmosa cinerea (two); m. murina (one) and m. parvidens (one). of 15 d. marsupialis captured from a biological reserve, much dist ...19817324129
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