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Veterinary Medicine International - Volume 2016 2016, Article ID 2430945, 7 pages -

Review Article

Departamento de Patologia e Clínica Veterinária, Universidade Federal Fluminense, 24230-340 Niterói, RJ, Brazil

Departamento de Saúde Coletiva Veterinária e Saúde Pública, Universidade Federal Fluminense, 24230-340 Niterói, RJ, Brazil

Received 29 September 2015; Revised 15 December 2015; Accepted 16 December 2015

Academic Editor: Francesca Mancianti

Copyright © 2016 Sabrina Destri Emmerick Campos et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

There is increasing interaction between man and pathogens transmitted by arthropods, especially by ticks. It is on this background that a holistic approach stands out, for the sake of Public Health. Brazilian Spotted Fever is an endemic disease at the country’s southeast, with Amblyomma sculptum as its major contributor, followed by A. aureolatum and potentially Rhipicephalus sanguineus. Dogs have been considered sentinels, and in some areas the disease in dogs can precede human disease. Considering the importance of this disease for human health, the serological evidence in dogs, and the transmission of ticks between dogs and their owners, this review aimed to elucidate the importance of the epidemiological investigation, the diagnosis in dogs, and the role of veterinarians in Public Health to control vector-borne zoonotic diseases. We encourage veterinarians to include this rickettsial infection in the diagnosis of febrile diseases of common occurrence in dogs.





Author: Sabrina Destri Emmerick Campos, Nathalie Costa da Cunha, and Nádia Regina Pereira Almosny

Source: https://www.hindawi.com/



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