rickettsial infection in ticks collected from road-killed wild animals in rio de janeiro, brazil.during 2008-2010, ticks were collected from road-killed wild animals within the serra dos orgãos national park area in the state of rio de janeiro, brazil. in total, 193 tick specimens were collected, including amblyomma dubitatum neumann and amblyomma cajennense (f.) from four hydrochoerus hydrochaeris (l.), amblyomma calcaratum neumann and a. cajennense from four tamandua tetradactyla (l.), amblyomma aureolatum (pallas) and a. cajennense from five cerdocyon thous l., amblyomma longirostre (koc ...201223270184
brazilian borreliosis with special emphasis on humans and horses.borreliosis caused by borrelia burgdorferi sensu lato is a cosmopolitan zoonosis studied worldwide; it is called lyme disease in many countries of the northern hemisphere and lyme-like or baggio-yoshinari syndrome in brazil. however, despite the increasing number of suspect cases, this disease is still neglected in brazil by the medical and veterinary communities. brazilian lyme-like borreliosis likely involves capybaras as reservoirs and amblyomma and rhipicephalus ticks as vectors. thus, domes ...201627769883
feeding patterns of mosquitoes (diptera: culicidae) in the atlantic forest, rio de janeiro, brazil.the stomach contents of culicids from the atlantic forest in rio de janeiro state, brazil, were analyzed using the precipitin technique to evaluate the feeding patterns of the species. sampling was performed from february 2012 to december 2013, using co2-baited centers for disease control and prevention traps to catch mosquitoes from 15 00 to 07 00 hours. the following antisera were used: bird, rodent, opossum, human, horse, capybara, lizard, and frog. of the 325 adult bloodfed females caught an ...201526336238
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