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1 June 2017 DETECTION OF BARTONELLA SP. IN DEER LOUSE FLIES (LIPOPTENA MAZAMAE) ON GRAY BROCKET DEER (MAZAMA GOUAZOUBIRA) IN THE NEOTROPICS
Ugo Souza, Bruno Dall'Agnol, Thais Michel, Anelise Webster, Guilherme Klafke, João Ricardo Martins, Carlos Benhur Kasper, Tatiane Campos Trigo, Ricardo Ott, Márcia Maria de Assis Jardim, José Reck
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Louse flies or deer keds, Lipoptena spp., are widespread in Neotropical cervids, but the vector-borne pathogens of louse flies had only been previously reported in the Northern hemisphere. This is the first report of Bartonella spp. in deer louse flies (Lipoptena mazamae) in the neotropics collected from gray brocket deer (Mazama gouazoubira) in Southern Brazil. DNA from Bartonella sp. was detected in all 429 L. mazamae collected from 11 road-killed gray brocket deer. The same sequences of DNA of Bartonella spp. were identified in samples. Gray brocket deer are abundant in Brazil, so Bartonella-infected Lipoptena spp. may be widely distributed in the neotropics.

Copyright 2017 by American Association of Zoo Veterinarians
Ugo Souza, Bruno Dall'Agnol, Thais Michel, Anelise Webster, Guilherme Klafke, João Ricardo Martins, Carlos Benhur Kasper, Tatiane Campos Trigo, Ricardo Ott, Márcia Maria de Assis Jardim, and José Reck "DETECTION OF BARTONELLA SP. IN DEER LOUSE FLIES (LIPOPTENA MAZAMAE) ON GRAY BROCKET DEER (MAZAMA GOUAZOUBIRA) IN THE NEOTROPICS," Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine 48(2), 532-535, (1 June 2017). https://doi.org/10.1638/2016-0058R3.1
Received: 7 December 2016; Published: 1 June 2017
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