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The genus Rickettsia comprises obligatory intracellular bacteria, well known to cause zoonotic diseases around the world. The present work aimed to investigate the occurrence of Rickettsia spp. in wild animals, domestic dogs and their respective ectoparasites in southern Pantanal region,...

Sousa, K. C. M. de; Herrera, H. M.; Rocha, F. L.; Costa, F. B.; Martins, T. F.; Labruna, M. B.; Machado, R. Z.; André, M. R.
Elsevier GmbH, München, Germany
Ticks and Tick-borne Diseases, 2018, 9, 1, pp 10-17

This study was performed in Maranhão state, a transition area two Brazilian biomes, Amazon and Cerrado. During 2011-2013, 1,560 domestic dogs were sampled for collection of serum blood samples and ticks in eight counties (3 within the Amazon and 5 within the Cerrado). A total of 959 ticks were...

Costa, F. B.; Costa, A. P. da; Moraes Filho, J.; Martins, T. F.; Soares, H. S.; Ramirez, D. G.; Dias, R. A.; Labruna, M. B.
Public Library of Sciences (PLoS), San Francisco, USA
PLoS ONE, 2017, 12, 6, pp e0179163

The emergence and reemergence of diseases transmitted by arthropods are challenges for the Veterinary and Human medicine. Domestic dogs are often exposed to different tick species, what makes these animals good sentinels for rickettsial diseases that affect humans. The state of Maranhão is located...

Costa, F. B.
Faculdade de Medicina Veterinária e Zootecnia, Universidade de São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil
Soroepidemiologia e epidemiologia molecular das infecções por Rickettsia spp. em cae˜s e carrapatos de ambientes urbano e rural do Estado do Maranhão, 2014, pp 115 pp.

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