the occurence of coxiellosis among rodents and shrews in the tarai area of uttar praedesh.rodents and shrews were screened for serologic evidence of coxiella burnetii. attempts were made to isolate the organism from the spleen and liver. seroreactors: total positive/total tested (% positive), in rats (rattus rattus, r. norvegicus), ground shrews (suncus murinus), bandicoots (bandicota indica, b. bengalensis) and the house mouse (mus musculus), respectively, were 13/105 (12.38), 6/42 (14.3), 2/15 (13.3) and 1/7 (14.3). of the eight rickettsial isolants recovered including four from fi ...1979459035
biological control of rodents using sarcocystis singaporensis.parasites have been identified as an important factor in regulating vertebrate populations. in replicated field experiments (plots up to 4 ha) performed in thailand we tested whether commensal and field rodents could be artificially infected and controlled with the host-restricted apicomplexan protozoon sarcocystis singaporensis which is endemic in southeast asia. when bait-pellets containing high numbers of these parasites were consumed by rodents of three species (rattus norvegicus, rattus tio ...199910576581
serological study of hantavirus in the rodent population of nakhon pathom and nakhon ratchasima provinces thailand.a serological survey has been carried out to detect evidence of hantavirus infection in rodents from two provinces of thailand. this study aimed to examine virus antibody in 354 rodents trapped among 6 different villages of nakhon pathom province (february-march, 1998) and in 326 rodents trapped among 14 villages of nakhon ratchasima province (august-october, 1998). seroprevalence among rodents from nakhon pathom province (2.3%), was mostly find in rattus norvegicus (3.8%) and bandicota indica ( ...200011127326
redescription of leptotrombidium (leptotrombidium) imphalum (acari: trombiculidae), with observations on bionomics and medical importance in northern thailand.leptotrombidium (leptotrombidium) imphalum vercammen-grandjean & langston is redescribed and illustrated. specimens were collected from the rodents rattus rattus, rattus losea, and bandicota indica in chiangrai province, northern thailand. the species was found on hosts collected on dikes at the margins of rice fields and in adjacent fruit plantations and along irrigation canals, especially in areas covered with the grasses imperata cylindrica (lalang grass) and saccharum arudinaceum. the etiolo ...199910071498
a new species of leptotrombidium (acari:trombiculidae) collected in active rice fields in northern thailand.leptotrombidium (leptotrombidium) chiangraiensis tanskul & linthicum is described and illustrated as new from specimens collected from the rodents rattus rattus (l., 1758), rattus argentiventer (robinson & kloss, 1916), rattus losea (swinhoe, 1870), and bandicota indica (bechstein, 1800) in chiangrai province northern thailand. the new species was collected in active rice fields and adjacent fruit plantation areas. the etiological agent of scrub typhus, orientia (formerly rickettsia) tsutsugamus ...19979151504
serological survey of spotted fever group rickettsia in wild rats in thailand in the thailand, the first human cases of spotted fever group rickettsiosis were reported in 1994, but no serosurveys on wild rats have yet been conducted. we investigated the seroepidemiology in wild rats collected in the 1970s from two regions in thailand, and found a 62.2% positive rate of antibodies for spotted fever group rickettsia (sfgr) by the indirect immunofluorescence antibody test. of the antibody-positive rats, 82.2% had higher titers of antibodies against tt-118 than those against rick ...19969013486
schistosoma incognitum and its zoonotic potential role in phitsanulok and phichit provinces, northern thailand.a study on schistosoma incognitum, a blood fluke of a variety of mammals, was conducted in different ecological conditions in phitsanulok and phichit, northern thailand. the intermediate host of s. incognitum in permanent water habitats studied, i.e; swamps and ditches is radix (lymnaea) auricularia rubiginosa. of 44,412 mollusks representing 13 different species collected from 24 water habitats studied, 7,186 were r. a. rubiginosa. s. incognitum infection rate in the snails was 2.1%. 483 rattus ...19836635754
parasites of some rodents in malaysia.a total of 2,337 rodents trapped from various parts of peninsular malaysia were dissected and studied for the distribution and prevalence of parasitic infections. four new rodent hosts for sarcocystis in malaysia are reported (bandicota indica, rattus sabanus rattus argentiventer and rattus norvegicus). sarcocystis was found in 17.2 percent of the rodents examined. rattus annandalei, rattus tiomanicus and rattus norvegicus are new hosts of syphacia muris in peninsular malsysia. rattus sabanus wa ...1979113889
geographical distribution of hantaviruses in thailand and potential human health significance of thailand virus.phylogenetic investigations, sequence comparisons, and antigenic cross-reactivity studies confirmed the classification of thailand virus (thaiv) as a distinct hantavirus species. the examination of sera from 402 rodents trapped in 19 provinces of thailand revealed that five greater bandicoot rats (bandicota indica) and one lesser bandicoot rat (b. savilei) from four provinces were focus reduction neutralization test (frnt) antibody-positive for thaiv. one of 260 patients from surin province in t ...200617124002
perspectives on applied spatial analysis to animal health: a case of rodents in thailand.geographic information systems (gis) and remote sensing have been increasingly used in ecology and epidemiology, providing a spatial approach for animal health issues. recent development of earth environmental satellites--i.e., their growing number, improving sensor resolutions and capabilities--has offered new opportunities to delineate possible habitats and understand animals and associated parasites in their environment, by identifying the nature and structure of land use, hydrological networ ...200617135491
sarcosporidiasis in rodents from to six sarcocystis spp. were identified in the skeletal muscles of 41 (33%) of 124 wild rodents (rattus spp. and bandicota indica) mainly captured in the central plains of thailand throughout the year in 1995. included were s. singaporensis, s. villivillosi, and s. murinotechis-like cysts all of which showed a striated cyst wall at the light microscopical level, and sarcocystis cymruensis, s. sulawesiensis, and s. zamani which possessed smooth cyst walls. the ultrastructure of the cyst wall ...19979391972
prevalence of antibodies to leptospira serovars in rodents and shrews trapped in low and high endemic areas in investigate the prevalence of antibodies to leptospira serovars in rodents and shrews trapped in urban and rural areas in low and high endemic areas in thailand.200312678151
[study on spotted fever group rickettsiae in guangdong province].to explore the existence of spotted fever group rickettsiae (sfgr) in guangdong province.200314521792
scrub typhus: vector competence of leptotrombidium chiangraiensis chiggers and transmission efficacy and isolation of orientia tsutsugamushi.a total of 4,281 rodents, belonging to 20 species, was collected from three villages in chiangrai province, northern thailand, from january 1994 to december 2001. the predominant species were rattus rattus, r. losea and bandicota indica, accounting for 96% of the total. more than 135,000 chigger mites were removed from wild rodents of which 1% were identified as leptotrombidium chiangraiensis, a new species vector of scrub typhus. five orientia tsutsugamushi-infected l. chiangraiensis colonies e ...200312860596
seroepidemiology of hantaan virus infection in order to investigate the infection rate of hantaan virus in taiwan, a total of 6,536 human serum samples were collected from residents, selected by stratified random sampling, from 19 townships covering four different ethnic groups: aborigines, fukien taiwanese, hakka taiwanese, and mainland chinese. serum samples were screened for hantaan virus antibodies by indirect immunofluorescence. the prototype hantaan virus (76/118)-infected vero e6 cells were used as the viral antigen for the antibod ...19968950687
ultrastructure of cardiac myocytes in the greater bandicoot rat (bandicota indica).cardiac myocytes in the left ventricle and atrium of the greater bandicoot rat (bandicota indica) were examined by transmission electron microscopy. the fine structure showed typical features of mammalian cardiac myocytes. in atrial myocytes, however, the areas occupied by mitochondria were much smaller than that filled with myofibrils. the decrease in mitochondria and the abundance of myofibrils are thought to be an ultrastructural adaptation to the large body size of this species. many conduct ...19957548387
bait shyness towards zinc phosphide & vacor in the larger bandicoot rat bandicota indica (bechstein). 19807203539
serologic evidence of hantaan-like virus in rodents and man in thailand.a serologic survey was conducted to determine the presence of antibody to hantavirus in rodents in thailand. sera from over 300 rodents were tested by an immunofluorescent antibody method. bandicota indica, a field rodent, was found to have a high incidence of infection (20-24%) in 2 locations. a hantavirus was isolated from lung samples of b. indica. when sera were tested from humans living in kanchanaburi and several locations in bangkok, those people living in close proximity to the infected ...19853938073
development of a recombinant protein-based enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay and its applications in field surveillance of rodent mice for presence of immunoglobulin g against orientia tsutsugamushi.a recombinant protein containing the immunodominant conserved epitope region of the 56-kda outer membrane protein of the karp strain of orientia tsutsugamushi was purified to near homogeneity using recombinant dna techniques. the purified protein was used to immunize rabbits and produced an antibody that could recognize different strains of o. tsutsugamushi, as demonstrated both by western blotting and immunofluorescence assay. an enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (elisa) based on this recombina ...200312738648
nematodes of the family heligmonellidae (trichostrongyloidea) collected from rodents of the ryukyu archipelago and taiwan.six species of the family heligmonellidae (nematoda: trichostrongyloidea), including 3 new species, are recorded from rodents of the subfamily murinae in the ryukyu archipelago and taiwan. heligmonoides ikeharai n. sp. from tokudaia osimensis muenninki on mt. yonaha, okinawa island, is characterized by extremely long spicules and hypertrophied ridges in the prevulval region. heligmonoides taiwanensis n. sp. from apodemus draco on mt. alishan, taiwan, is distinguished from other members of the ge ...19902380855
observations on commensal rats and their status to plague in bombay.the distribution pattern of various types of commensal rodents in bombay city reveals that bandicota bengalensis constitutes the predominant commensal rodent species followed by r. rattus and rattus norvegicus. apart from these three types, bandicota indica, m. musculus and an insectivore (suncus murinus) are the three species of commensal small mammals that are frequently encountered in or near human habitations. these small mammals are prevalent throughout the year and their percentage distrib ...19883221091
reservoir hosts of leptospira inadai in india.isolation of leptospira from the kidneys of rattus rattus wroughtoni hinton, rattus rattus rufescens, bandicota bengalensis and bandicota indica was attempted in bangalore in southern india. in total, 296 spirochaetes were isolated from 1,348 kidney cultures (an isolation rate of 22%). a batch of fifty-six isolates from india was identified, based on serological and polymerase chain reaction analysis, of which twenty-three isolates were identified as l. inadai by the world health organization/fo ...200011107622
angiostrongylus infections in rats and snails in northeast thailand.a survey of angiostrongylus infections in rats and snails was carried out in the provinces of ubon ratchathani, udon thani. kalasin, chaiyaphum and khon kaen in northeast thailand. only two rattus norvegicus (3.8%) and one bandicota indica (1.4%) out of 151 r. rattus, 52 r. norvegicus and 69 b. indica examined were infected with adult lung worms. all worms recovered were a. cantonensis. prevalence of infection in 423 pila polita was 0.9% while all of 77 p. ampullacea were negative for larvae. in ...19979656375
the large bandicoot rat, bandicota indica, a new host for schistosoma spindale, montgomery, 1906, in peninsular malaysia. 19921488714
piroplasms from taiwanese rodents.piroplasms from naturally infected bandicoot rats, bandicota indica (hodgson), and spiny rats, rattus coxinga (swinhoe), from taiwan caused parasitemias in a wide range of laboratory animals after syringe passage in laboratory rats. bandicoot and spiny rats could be infected with heterologous piroplasms, but neither species was susceptible to infection with the gray strain of babesia microti (frança). nevertheless, the taiwan piroplasms are probably a geographic strain of b. microti.1977881655
grouping of hantaviruses by small (s) genome segment polymerase chain reaction and amplification of viral rna from wild-caught rats.a single pair of consensus primers in the polymerase chain reaction (pcr) amplified a conserved region of the small genome segment of twenty hantavirus isolates. isolates tested included representatives of the four recognized hantaviruses, hantaan, seoul, puumala and prospect hill, as well as isolates from mus musculus (leakey), bandicota indica (thailand 749), and suncus murinus (thottapalayam). viruses from the nairovirus and phlebovirus genera yielded negative results. the amplification produ ...19921354416
the bandicoot rat, a new host record for angiostrongylus cantonensis in indonesia.a survey for angiostrongylus cantonensis in possible definitive and intermediate hosts was conducted in ancol, jakarta. adult worms were found in 43% of bandicoot rats, bandicota indica setifera, in 14% of rattus rattus diardii and 36% of the achatina fulica were infected with larval forms of the parasite. the finding of the parasite in the bandicoot rat constitutes a new host record for indonesia.19761027106
studies on the migratory route of paragonimus siamensis in the bandicoot (bandicota indica).the migration route and the development of p. siamensis obtained from s. juliae and s. germaini were studied in b. indica. the infection rates of p. siamensis in these 2 species of crabs were 19.7% and 21.4% respectively. worms were recovered in the abdominal cavity, pleural cavity and lungs on day 12, 16 and 30 respectively after oral infection. worms became mature and laid eggs on day 47 after infection, but their size still increased considerably. the average egg output was found to be 144 eg ...1977887994
a new ecology for scrub typhus associated with a focus of antibiotic resistance in rice farmers in thailand.following the documentation of chloramphenicol-resistant and doxycycline-resistant strains of orientia tsutsugamushi (hyashi) in northern thailand, we conducted ecological and epidemiological studies near the houses of patients hospitalized with antibiotic-resistant infections. new associations between chiggers, rodents, and o. tsutsugamushi in active rice agriculture areas, an ecological habitat not described previously, are reported. rattus rattus (l.) was the most common species (representing ...19989701943
recent discoveries of new hantaviruses widen their range and question their origins.hantaviruses belong to the bunyaviridae family. while usually hosted by wild mammals, they are potentially pathogenic for humans, and several serologically distinct groups associated with different syndromes have been identified. yet, investigations have mostly been conducted where human infections by hantaviruses constitute a real and well-identified public health problem, i.e., the holarctic and neotropical areas. some hantaviruses have also been described from a suncus murinus in india and a ...200819120180
molecular characterization of two hantavirus strains from different rattus species in singapore.hantaviruses cause human disease in endemic regions around the world. outbreaks of hantaviral diseases have been associated with changes in rodent population density and adaptation to human settlements leading to their proliferation in close proximity to human dwellings. in a parallel study initiated to determine the prevalence of pathogens in singapore's wild rodent population, 1206 rodents were trapped and screened. the findings established a hantavirus seroprevalence of 34%. this paper descri ...201020096099
detection of antibody for the serodiagnosis of hantavirus infection in different rodent species.peroxidase-labeled staphylococcal protein a, streptococcal protein g, and antibodies directed against mus musculus (mouse), rattus norvegicus (rat), mesocretus auratus (hamster), and peromyscus leucopus were examined for their reactivity with immunoglobulin g (igg) from various rodent species. the purpose of this study was to identify the optimal secondary antibodies or reagents for specific serodiagnosis of hantavirus infection in various rodent species. using elisa, a total of 65 sera from 29 ...200314551813
studies on animal schistosomes in peninsular malaysia: record of naturally infected animals and additional hosts of schistosoma spindale.surveillance studies on cercarial dermatitis were carried out in paddy growing areas in peninsular malaysia. it was observed that dermatitis in paddy planters occurred in paddy fields which were cultivated using animals such as bafflos or fields where domestic animals were allowed to graze during the off planting season as these animals harbored the parasite. the causative agent of cercarial dermatitis was schistosoma spindale. a total of 215 small mammals trapped from alor setar and 126 trapped ...19979444010
[survey on the focus of angiostrongylus cantonensis in guangdong province].to understand the distribution of angiostrongylus cantonensis foci in guangdong province for making surveillance program.201020411741
variation within and among host species in engorgement of larval trombiculid mites.we recovered larval trombiculid mites (i.e. chiggers), vectors of scrub typhus, from small mammal hosts in taiwan, and compared the relative degree of engorgement (rde) of the dominant chigger (leptotrombidium imphalum) from different hosts. naturally occurring chiggers recovered from rattus losea and bandicota indica were 1·4x and 1·3x as engorged as those from apodemus agrarius. within each host species, rde was negatively related to chigger loads, but was mostly unrelated to gender or to body ...201020946695
angiostrongyliasis in indonesia: additional geographic and host occurrence records.geographical and host occurrence records for angiostrongylus cantonensis throughout the indonesian archipelago a;e reported. a. cantonensis was found in the following provinces: west sumatra, south sumatra, lampung, west java, central java, north sulawesi and east nusa tenggara. infections were diagnosed in the following rodents: rattus rattus diardii, rattus exulans, rattus tiomanicus jaloriensis, rattus lepturus, rattus norvegicus and bandicota indica setifera and in the giant african land sna ...1978751218
identification of a new type of babesia species in wild rats (bandicota indica) in chiang mai province, thailand.a new type of rodent babesia, which resembled babesia microti but was phylogenetically placed closest, with the highest level of statistical support, to babesia canis, a canine babesia, was identified in thai bandicota indica in thai provinces to which malaria is endemic. close watch should be kept on human babesiosis in thailand.200414766871
prevalence and diversity of bartonella in rodents of northern thailand: a comparison with bartonella in rodents from southern china.we report results of the first study to investigate the distribution and diversity of bartonella in rodents from thailand. whole blood from 195 rodents, representing six species, was tested for the presence of bartonella species using standard culture techniques. isolates were obtained from 17 (8.7%) of the samples, and 14 of those isolates represented distinct strains, based upon partial sequencing of the citrate synthase (glta) gene. phylogenetic analysis of the isolates and other bartonella s ...200415100459
epidemiological survey of angiostrongylus cantonensis in the west-central region of guangdong province, china.the study was to understand the angiostrongylus cantonensis infectious situation of rodent definitive host, snail intermediate host, and local residents in the west-central region of guangdong province in china. the snails achatina fulica and pomacea canaliculata collected from the survey place were digested with artificial gastric juice, and the third-stage larvae of a. cantonensis in the snails were examined under microscope. the heart and lung of rats captured from the survey place were taken ...201121301874
unusual germ cell organization in the seminiferous epithelium of a murid rodent from southern asia, the greater bandicoot rat, bandicota the greater bandicoot rat, bandicota indica, of south-east asia, nine cell associations were documented in the testicular seminiferous epithelium. in about 10% of the tubule cross sections two or more cell associations occurred and, furthermore, some of the generations of germ cells within the cell associations were sometimes either out of phase, or missing, in the tubule cross sections. these features, together with the fact that this species has a highly pleiomorphic sperm head shape, are s ...200515910544
first case of cryptococcosis in a new species of bandicoot (bandicota indica) caused by cryptococcus neoformans var. grubii.the first case of cryptococcosis caused by cryptococcus neoformans var. grubii in a new species of bandicoot (bandicota indica) is described. the animal was trapped in a bamboo thicket in a park located in the city of jabalpur, india. on necropsy, pathological lesions were seen in the lungs and liver and c. neoformans var. grubii was isolated from the lungs, liver, kidneys, spleen and brain but not the heart or intestine. the soil of the animal's burrow and bamboo debris around it also revealed ...200717325950
hantaan virus antibody prevalence in rodent populations of several provinces of northeastern thailand.we conducted a serological survey of 632 rodents from the northeast region of thailand in order to assess the presence of hantaan-like viruses that may be a risk to the human population. rodents were collected from rice fields, houses and domestic gardens in five northeastern provinces and tested for igg reacting sera to hantaan antigen using enzyme-linked immunoassays. the overall prevalence of hantavirus infection in rodents was 2.1% (13/632). species that tested positive included bandicota in ...200212358618
capillaria hepatica infection of wild rodents in peninsular malaysia.capillaria hepatica infection in wild rodents collected from the states of kelantan, selangor and johore in peninsular malaysia since 1973 is reported. a total of 1,258 rodents consisting of 20 species of house, field and forest rats, and 7 species of squirrels were examined for the parasite and 17 species consisting of 111 murids and 1 flying squirrel were found infected. the house rat, rattus norvegicus had the highest prevalence rate, followed by 3 species of field rats, r. tiomanicus, r. arg ...1977607425
occurrence of orientia tsutsugamushi in small mammals from thailand.extensive sampling of small mammals was conducted in eight provinces of thailand between september 9, 1992 and april 29, 2001. a total of 3,498 specimens representing 22 species were collected. eighty-eight percent (3,089 of 3,498) of the animals were collected from a region in chiangrai province, which is commonly recognized as endemic for human scrub typhus. blood and tissue samples from each animal were tested for the presence of orientia tsutsugamushi, the etiologic agent of scrub typhus. th ...200314695089
[effects of high-fiber diet on timing of behaviors in bandicota indica].food resources and energy budget affect the behaviors and time budgets of animals. to clarify the effects of a high-fiber diet on greater bandicoot rat (bandicota indica) behavior, we compared b. indica under a high-fiber diet and a standard rat diet using video monitoring. our results show that b. indica are mainly active and feed at night, typical of nocturnal animals. a high-fiber diet resulted in a longer time to feed and become active at night and reduced the time spent feeding during the d ...201121509972
survey of angiostrongylus cantonensis in rats and giant african land snails in phitsanulok province, survey the angiostrongylus cantonensis (a. cantonensis) or the rat lungworm in a rat, definitive host, and in a giant african land snail (achatina fulica), the intermediate host, in phitsanulok, thailand.201121914534
a newly recognized hantavirus in the asian house rat (rattus tanezumi) in indonesia.hantaviral sequences were recovered from the lung tissue of an asian house rat (rattus tanezumi) captured in serang, indonesia. phylogenetic analysis of partial l, m and s segment sequences showed that they belonged to a novel hantavirus provisionally named serang virus (serv). notably, serv is distinct from the hantaviruses associated with rodents of the species rattus: seoul virus associated with rattus norvegicus worldwide and gou virus isolated from rattus rattus in china. instead serv appea ...200919088290
surveys of rodent-borne disease in thailand with a focus on scrub typhus assessment.the epidemiology of many rodent-borne diseases in south-east asia remains ill-defined. scrub typhus and lep-tospirosis are common and medically significant, while other zoonotic diseases, such as spotted fever group rickettsiae have been identified, but their overall medical significance is unknown. rodent surveillance was conducted from june 2002 to july 2004 in 18 provinces from thailand. traps were set up for one to three nights. blood and serum samples and animal tissue samples (liver, splee ...200821396076
detection of anaplasma phagocytophilum and anaplasma bovis in small wild mammals from taichung and kinmen island, taiwan.a total of 138 animals from 7 species (apodemus agrarius, bandicota indica, crocidura suaveolens, mus caroli, mus formosanus, rattus losea, and suncus murinus) captured in taichung, located in central taiwan, and kinmen island, an island off the shore of china, were examined for the presence of anaplasma phagocytophilum. the presence of the bacteria, which causes human granulocytic anaplasmosis, was examined by nested pcr targeting the16s rdna. twelve animals (8.7%) from m. caroli and r. losea, ...201424647253
evaluation of the role of rats as reservoir hosts for fishborne zoonotic trematodes in two endemic northern vietnam fish farms.fishborne zoonotic trematodes (fzts) pose a food safety risk for the aquaculture industry in vietnam. the risk of being infected from eating raw fish applies not only to humans but also to domestic animals which can serve as reservoir hosts in fish farms. the role of rodents, commonly found in fish farms, as reservoir hosts has not been adequately evaluated. to study this question, commensal and rice field rats were collected from fish farms in nghia lac and nghia phu communes, nam dinh province ...201222592535
diversity of gastrointestinal helminths among murid rodents from northern and northeastern thailand.the presence of gastrointestinal helminths (gi helminths) was investigated among 725 murid rodents, trapped in various habitats of nan, loei and buri ram provinces, thailand. the study revealed 17 species of rodents infected with 21 species or taxonomic groups of parasites (3 trematodes, 3 cestodes, 14 nematodes and 1 acanthocephalan). the overall prevalence of infection was 57.7% (418/725). of the gastrointestinal (gi) helminths, the dominant parasitic group was members of the family trichostro ...201223082550
Rodent-Borne Hantaviruses in Cambodia, Lao PDR, and Thailand.In order to evaluate the circulation of hantaviruses present in southeast Asia, a large scale survey of small mammal species was carried out at seven main sites in the region (Cambodia, Lao People's Democratic Republic, and Thailand). Small scale opportunistic trapping was also performed at an eighth site (Cambodia). Using a standard IFA test, IgG antibodies reacting to Hantaan virus antigens were detected at six sites. Antibody prevalence at each site varied from 0 to 5.6% with antibodies detec ...201122124701
genetic analysis of thailand hantavirus in bandicota indica trapped in thailand.sixty one tissue samples from several rodent species trapped in five provinces of thailand were examined for the presence of hantaviral markers by enzyme-immunoassay and immunoblotting. four samples, all from the great bandicoot rat bandicota indica, were confirmed positive for the hantaviral n-antigen. two of them were trapped in nakhon pathom province, the other two in nakhon ratchasima province, approximately 250 km from the other trapping site. when analysed by rt-nested pcr, all four rodent ...200616953877
complete mitochondrial genome of the greater bandicoot rat bandicota indica (rodentia: muridae).the complete mitochondrial genome of the greater bandicoot rat (bandicota indica) was first sequenced and characterized. the genome was 16 326 bp in length, the composition and arrangement of its genes were analogous to other rodents. to confirm the phylogenetic position of b. indica, the mitochondrial nucleotide sequence data of other 20 rodentia species were used to construct phylogenetic tree by maximum likelihood. phylogenetic analysis demonstrated that genera bandicota and rattus were siste ...201626471207
how important are rats as vectors of leptospirosis in the mekong delta of vietnam?leptospirosis is a zoonosis known to be endemic in the mekong delta of vietnam, even though clinical reports are uncommon. we investigated leptospira infection in rats purchased in food markets during the rainy season (october) (n=150), as well as those trapped during the dry season (february-march) (n=125) in the region using rt-pcr for the lipl32 gene, confirmed by 16s rrna, as well as by the microscopic agglutination test (mat). results were compared with the serovar distribution of human cas ...201525629781
fragmented mitochondrial genomes of the rat lice, polyplax asiatica and polyplax spinulosa: intra-genus variation in fragmentation pattern and a possible link between the extent of fragmentation and the length of life cycle.blood-sucking lice (suborder anoplura) parasitize eutherian mammals with 67% of the 540 described species found on rodents. the five species of blood-sucking lice that infest humans and pigs have fragmented mitochondrial genomes and differ substantially in the extent of fragmentation. to understand whether, or not, any life-history factors are linked to such variation, we sequenced the mt genomes of polyplax asiatica and polyplax spinulosa, collected from the greater bandicoot rat, bandicota ind ...201424438034
prevalence of zoonotic bartonella species among rodents and shrews in thailand.we investigated the prevalence of bartonella species in 10 rodent and one shrew species in thailand. from february 2008 to may 2010, a total of 375 small animals were captured in 9 provinces in thailand. bartonella strains were isolated from 57 rodents (54 from rattus species and 3 from bandicota indica) and one shrew (suncus murinus) in 7 of the 9 provinces, and identified to the species level. sequence analysis of the citrate synthase and rna polymerase β subunit genes identified the 58 isolat ...201424393304
[geographical distribution and host selection of leptotrombidium rubellum in some parts of yunnan province].to investigate the geographical distribution and host selection of leptotrombidium rubellum among different small mammal hosts in some areas of yunnan province, china.201323751471
ecology of plagues in vietnam. 3. sylvatic plague; bandicota indica, a transitional species. 19685659238
widespread rickettsia spp. infections in ticks (acari: ixodoidea) in taiwan.ticks are second to mosquitoes as the most important disease vectors, and recent decades have witnessed the emergence of many novel tick-borne rickettsial diseases, but systematic surveys of ticks and tick-borne rickettsioses are generally lacking in asia. we collected and identified ticks from small mammal hosts between 2006 and 2010 in different parts of taiwan. rickettsia spp. infections in ticks were identified by targeting ompb and glta genes with nested polymerase chain reaction. in total, ...201526336223
molecular characterization of the ribosomal dna unit of sarcocystis singaporensis, sarcocystis zamani and sarcocystis zuoi from rodents in thailand.sarcocystis species are heteroxenous cyst-forming coccidian protozoan parasites with a wide host range, including rodents. in this study, sarcocystis spp. samples were isolated from bandicota indica, rattus argentiventer, r. tiomanicus and r. norvegicus across five provinces of thailand. two major groups of sarcocystis cysts were determined in this study: large and small cysts. by sequence comparisons and phylogenetic analyses based on the partial sequences of 28s ribosomal dna, the large cysts ...201728701623
First provincial survey of Angiostrongylus cantonensis in Guangdong Province, China.The rat lungworm Angiostrongylus cantonensis is a zoonotic nematode with a wide distribution. We report the first provincial survey of the prevalence of A. cantonensis infection among wild rodents and snails in Guangdong Province, China. A total of 2929 Pomacea canaliculata and 1354 Achatina fulica were collected from fields in 22 survey sites with a larval infection rates ranging from 0-26.6% to 0-45.4%. In addition, 114 Cipangopaludina sp and 252 Bellamya sp were bought from markets; larvae we ...201121906215
high prevalence of rat hepatitis e virus in wild rats in china.serum samples from a total of 713 wild rats captured in zhanjiang city in china from december 2011 to september 2012 were investigated for the prevalence of rat hepatitis e virus (hev) by exploring rat hev-specific antibodies and rna. by an elisa based on recombinant rat hev-like particles (hev-lps), 23.3% (166/713) of the rats were positive for anti-hev igg, and 8.3% (59/713) were positive for anti-hev igm. the igg-positive rates in rattus norvegicus, bandicota indica, rattus flavipectus, rattu ...201323623690
the distribution and diversity of bartonella species in rodents and their ectoparasites across thailand.our study highlights the surveillance of bartonella species among rodents and their associated ectoparasites (ticks, fleas, lice, and mites) in several regions across thailand. a total of 619 rodents and 554 pooled ectoparasites (287 mite pools, 62 flea pools, 35 louse pools, and 170 tick pools) were collected from 8 provinces within 4 regions of thailand. bandicota indica (279), rattus rattus (163), and r. exulans (96) were the most prevalent species of rats collected in this study. real-time p ...201526484537
identification of novel rosavirus species that infects diverse rodent species and causes multisystemic dissemination in mouse model.while novel picornaviruses are being discovered in rodents, their host range and pathogenicity are largely unknown. we identified two novel picornaviruses, rosavirus b from the street rat, norway rat, and rosavirus c from five different wild rat species (chestnut spiny rat, greater bandicoot rat, indochinese forest rat, roof rat and coxing's white-bellied rat) in china. analysis of 13 complete genome sequences showed that "rosavirus b" and "rosavirus c" represent two potentially novel picornavir ...201627737017
global survey of antibody to hantaan-related viruses among peridomestic rodents.a global serological survey of rodents was conducted to determine the distribution and prevalence of antibody to hantaan-related viruses, which are the causative agents of haemorrhagic fever with renal syndrome (hfrs) in man. over 1700 rodent sera from more than 20 sites worldwide were examined by immunofluorescent antibody assay. high-titred positive sera were further tested by plaque reduction neutralization tests with prototype hantaan virus and urban rat-associated hantaan-like virus. antibo ...19862425998
occurrence of ectoparasites on rodents in sukhothai province, northern thailand.a survey of ectoparasites on rodents was carried out bimonthly from april 2008 to march 2009 in 3 districts of sukhothai province, northern thailand. a total of 130 rodents comprising 8 species of hosts were captured and examined for ectoparasites. the hosts examined were bandicota indica, bandicota savilei, rattus losea, rattus rattus, rattus exulans, rattus norvegicus, menetes berdmorei and tamiops mcclellandii. ninety-seven ectoparasites were collected: 1 species of tick (hemaphysalis bandico ...201021329306
changes in distribution of basic nuclear proteins and chromatin organization during spermiogenesis in the greater bandicoot rat, bandicota indica.male germ cells of the greater bandicoot rat, bandicota indica, have recently been categorized into 12 spermiogenic steps based upon the morphological appearance of the acrosome and nucleus and the cell shape. in the present study, we have found that, in the golgi and cap phases, round spermatid nuclei contain 10-nm to 30-nm chromatin fibers, and that the acrosomal granule forms a huge cap over the anterior pole of nucleus. in the acrosomal phase, many chromatin fibers are approximately 50 nm th ...200818726120
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