A small scale survey of Leptospira in mammals from eastern Poland
PBN-AR
Instytucja
Instytut Medycyny Wsi im. Witolda Chodźki
Informacje podstawowe
Główny język publikacji
en
Czasopismo
Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine
ISSN
1232-1966
EISSN
1898-2263
Wydawca
Institute of Rural Health
DOI
Rok publikacji
2013
Numer zeszytu
4
Strony od-do
705-707
Numer tomu
20
Identyfikator DOI
Liczba arkuszy
1.00
Słowa kluczowe
en
Leptospira
epidemiology
small mammals
PCR
floods
eastern Poland
Streszczenia
Język
en
Treść
Samples of 30 dead small mammals each were collected on area ‘A’ located in eastern Poland and exposed to floods by the Vistula river, and on area ‘B’, also located in eastern Poland, but not exposed to floods. Kidneys and livers of the mammals were examined by the PCR and nested PCR methods for the presence of Leptospira DNA. From 7 species of small mammals examined, the presence of Leptospira DNA was detected in 2 of them. The prevalence of positive results was greatest in Apodemus agrarius which was the mostly numerous mammal species (14 out of total 39 specimens, 35.9%). The presence of Leptospira DNA was also found in Microtus arvalis (1 out of 1 specimen, 100%), whereas the remaining 5 species (Apodemus flavicollis , Apodemus sylvaticus, Microtus agrestis, Myodes glareolus, Sorex araneus) were negative. No significant difference in the prevalence of positive findings was found between the small mammals from areas ‘A’ exposed to flooding, compared to those from area ‘B’ not exposed to flooding (20.0% vs. 30.0%, p=0.3748). The overall positivity of the examined small mammals population from areas ‘A’ and ‘B’ was 25.0%. The prevalence of dual positivity (leptospiral DNA found both in kidney and liver) was greater in the mammals from areas exposed to flooding compared to those from areas not exposed to flooding (16.7% vs. 6.7%), but this dependence was also not significant (p=0.2382).
Cechy publikacji
Biologia medyczna
Medycyna
Mikrobiologia
Nauki farmaceutyczne
Nauki o zdrowiu
Medical biology
Medicine
Microbiology
Pharmacy
Health sciences
discipline:Biologia
discipline:Biology
Original article
Original article presents the results of original research or experiment.
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Inne
System-identifier
PBN-R:552685