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Type: Artigo
Title: Rabies virus and histoplasma suramericanum coinfection in a bat from southeastern Brazil
Author: Menozzi, Benedito Donizete
Paz, Giselle Souza da
Paiz, Laís Moraes
Garces, Hans Garcia
Adorno, Brunna Mayla Vasconcelos
Almeida-Silva, Fernando
Oliveira, Rosely Maria Zancope
Richini-Pereira, Virgínia Bodelão
Chechi, Jéssica Luana
Bagagli, Eduardo
Bosco, Sandra de Moraes Gimenes
Langoni, Helio
Abstract: Bats are essential to the global ecosystem, but their ability to harbour a range of pathogens has been widely discussed, as well as their role in the emergence and re-emergence of infectious diseases. This paper describes the first report of coinfection by two zoonotic agents, rabies virus (RABV) and the fungus Histoplasma suramericanum in a bat. The bat was from the Molossus molossus species, and it was found during the daytime in the hallway of a public psychiatric hospital in a municipality in São Paulo State, southeastern Brazil. RABV infection was diagnosed by the direct fluorescent antibody test and mouse inoculation test. The fungus was isolated by in vitro culture. Both diagnoses were confirmed by molecular techniques. Phylogenetic analysis showed that the fungus isolate had proximity to H. suramericanum in the Lam B clade, while the RABV isolate was characterized in the Lasiurus cinereus lineage. Since the M. molossus bat was found in a peri-urban transition area (urban/peri-urban), the possibility of cross-species transmission of this RABV lineage becomes more plausible, considering that . © 2019 Blackwell Verlag GmbH
Subject: Histoplasmose
Country: Alemanha
Editor: Wiley
Rights: Fechado
Identifier DOI: 10.1111/zph.12663
Date Issue: 2020
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