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Coxiella and Bartonella spp. in bats (Chiroptera) captured in the Brazilian Atlantic Forest biome

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Veterinary Research, September 2018
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Coxiella and Bartonella spp. in bats (Chiroptera) captured in the Brazilian Atlantic Forest biome
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BMC Veterinary Research, September 2018
DOI 10.1186/s12917-018-1603-0
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Michelle Santos Ferreira, Alexandro Guterres, Tatiana Rozental, Roberto Leonan Morim Novaes, Emmanuel Messias Vilar, Renata Carvalho de Oliveira, Jorlan Fernandes, Danielle Forneas, Adonai Alvino Junior, Martha Lima Brandão, José Luis Passos Cordeiro, Martín Roberto Del Valle Alvarez, Sergio Luiz Althoff, Ricardo Moratelli, Pedro Cordeiro-Estrela, Rui Cerqueira da Silva, Elba Regina Sampaio de Lemos


The role of bats as reservoirs of zoonotic agents, especially pathogenic bacteria such as Bartonella and Coxiella, has been discussed around the world. Recent studies have identified bats as potential hosts of species from the proteobacteria phylum. In Brazil, however, the role of bats in the natural cycle of these agents is poorly investigated and generally neglected. In order to analyze the participation of bats in the epidemiology of diseases caused by Bartonella, Coxiella, Rickettsia, Anaplasma and Ehrlichia, we conducted a descriptive epidemiological study in three biogeographic regions of the Brazilian Atlantic Forest. Tissues of 119 bats captured in preserved areas in the states of Rio de Janeiro, Bahia and Santa Catarina from 2014 to 2015 were submitted to molecular analysis using specific primers. Bartonella spp. was detected in 22 spleen samples (18.5%, 95% CI: 11.9-26.6), whose phylogenetic analysis revealed the generation of at least two independent clusters, suggesting that these may be new unique genotypes of Bartonella species. In addition, four samples (3.4%, 95% CI: 0.9-8.3) were positive for the htpAB gene of C. burnetii [spleen (2), liver (1) and heart (1)]. Rickettsia spp., Anaplasma and Ehrlichia were not identified. This is the first study reporting C. burnetii and Bartonella spp. infections in bats from the Atlantic Forest biome. These findings shed light on potential host range for these bacteria, which are characterized as important zoonotic pathogens.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 54 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 10 19%
Researcher 10 19%
Student > Bachelor 10 19%
Student > Ph. D. Student 8 15%
Student > Doctoral Student 3 6%
Other 6 11%
Unknown 7 13%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 16 30%
Veterinary Science and Veterinary Medicine 11 20%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 4 7%
Environmental Science 3 6%
Medicine and Dentistry 3 6%
Other 6 11%
Unknown 11 20%

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