Hemotropic mycoplasma in a free-ranging black howler monkey (Alouatta caraya) in Brazil

Leonilda C. Santos, Michelle P. Cubilla, Wanderlei de Moraes, Zalmir S. Cubas, Marcos J. Oliveira, Marko Estrada, Christian M. Leutenegger, Jane E Sykes, LeAnn L. Lindsay, Mary Marcondes, Ivan R Barros Filho, Alexander W. Biondo

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Abstract

Hemotropic mycoplasmas are bacteria that infect erythrocytes and cause subclinical infections to life-threatening disease. We describe hemotropic mycoplasma infection in a free-ranging black howler monkey (Alouatta caraya). This is the first molecular detection of a hemotropic mycoplasma in a nonhuman primate from Brazil.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)728-731
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Wildlife Diseases
Volume49
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1 2013

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
  • Ecology

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