Ano 2005 - Volume 25, Número 2


Título
Espécies e sorovares de Listeria isolados de animais doentes e portadores no Brasil, p.79-83
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Resumo
Hofer E. & Reis C.M.F. 2005. [Species and serovars of Listeria isolated from sick and clinically healthy animals in Brazil.] Espécies e sorovares de Listeria isolados de animais doentes e portadores no Brasil. Pesquisa Veterinária Brasileira 25(2):79-83. Laboratório de Zoonoses Bacterianas, Depto Bacteriologia, Instituto Oswaldo Cruz/FIOCRUZ, Rio de Janeiro, RJ 21045-900, Brazil. E-mail: ehofer@ioc.fiocruz.br

Two hundred fourty-six strains of the genus Listeria were isolated from sick and clinically healthy animals, collected in three different regions of Brazil during 1971-2000. About 88.2% (217 cultures) yielded Listeria species from faecal specimens of healthy cattle and 29 strains (11.7%) were isolated from sick animals: 15 (6.0%) from central nervous system (CNS) and 14(5.6%) were from otherwise sterile sites. Phenotyping techniques were used to characterize the Listeria isolates. The commonest were L. innocua 6a and non-typable (140/56.9%), L. monocytogenes 4a (37/15.0%) and 4b (22/8.9%), originated mainly from stools of healthy cattle. From sick animals the predominant species and serovars were L. monocytogenes 4b (14/5.6%), and the higher incidence was observed in ruminants (12/4.8%) and 8/3.2% of the serovar 1a from other animal species (rodents and canines) mainly isolated from CNS samples.
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