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1 July 2017 Natural Infection of Leptospira Species in the Native Rodents Degu ( Octodon degus) and Darwin's Pericote ( Phyllotis darwini) in Mediterranean Ecosystem of Chile
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We report natural infections by pathogenic Leptospira of two rodent species endemic to Chile: the degu (Octodon degus) and Darwin's pericote (Phyllotis darwini). We detected Leptospira DNA in kidney and urine samples taken in different years and sites, reaching 33% infection. The effects of infection in these species requires further evaluation.

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Juana Paola Correa, Antonella Bacigalupo, Carezza Botto-Mahan, Sergio Bucarey, Pedro Eduardo Cattan, Rodrigo García de Cortázar, Carlos Landaeta-Aqueveque, and Juan Ramírez-Estrada "Natural Infection of Leptospira Species in the Native Rodents Degu ( Octodon degus) and Darwin's Pericote ( Phyllotis darwini) in Mediterranean Ecosystem of Chile," Journal of Wildlife Diseases 53(3), (1 July 2017). https://doi.org/10.7589/2016-11-248
Received: 11 November 2016; Accepted: 1 February 2017; Published: 1 July 2017
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