Revisiting Brazilian spotted fever focus of caratinga, Minas Gerais state, Brazil

M. A.M. Galvão, B. L.D. Cardoso, C. L. Mafra, S. B. Calic, D. H. Walker

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We revisited a Brazilian spotted fever focal area in Minas Gerais state, Brazil, in 2002, and performed a serologic survey in dogs and cats. The results of this survey are compared with the survey made 10 years before. The possible efficacy of vector control measures adopted in this area and the role of dogs and horses as sentinels of infection by Rickettsia are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationCentury of Rickettsiology; Emerging, Reemerging Rickettsioses, Molecular Diagnostics. amd Emerging Veterinary Rickettsioses
PublisherBlackwell Publishing Inc.
Number of pages2
ISBN (Print)1573316393, 9781573316392
StatePublished - Oct 2006

Publication series

NameAnnals of the New York Academy of Sciences
ISSN (Print)0077-8923
ISSN (Electronic)1749-6632


  • Brazilian spotted fever
  • Rickettsioses
  • Serologic survey

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Neuroscience
  • General Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology
  • History and Philosophy of Science


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