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Volume 13, Number 5—May 2007

Letter

Antibodies against Leptospira spp. in Captive Collared Peccaries, Peru

Pedro Mayor†Comments to Author , Patricia Mendoza*Comments to Author , Hugo A. Gálvez*, Manuel J. Céspedes‡, and Ferran Jori§
Author affiliations: *Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos, Lima, Peru; †Autonomous University of Barcelona, Bellaterra, Spain; ‡Instituto Nacional de Salud, Lima, Peru; §Centre de Coopération Internationale en Recherche Agronomique pour le Développement, Montpellier, France;

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Table

Prevalence of antileptospiral agglutinins per positive serogroup in captive collared peccaries, Peruvian Amazon, May 2003–Dec 2003*

Serogroup Positive reactions no. (%) Max titer Loreto area
Ucayali area
BIOAM
(n = 27)
Pucallpa Natural Park (n = 6)
San Juan (n = 52)
Club Divina Montaña (n = 11)
Positive reactions no. (%) Max titer Positive reactions no. (%) Max titer Positive reactions no. (%) Max titer Positive reactions no. (%) Max titer
Total
62 (64.6)
6,400
27 (100)
6,400
1 (16.6)
100
27 (51.9)
3,200
7 (63.6)
100
Var10†
54 (56.2)
1,600
27 (100)
1,600
1 (16.6)
100
19 (36.5)
1,600
7 (63.6)
100
Australis
15 (15.6)
800
5 (18.5)
100
0

9 (17.3)
800
1 (9.1)
100
Hebdomadis
7 (7.3)
100
5 (18.5)
100
0

2 (3.8)
100
0

Icterohaemorrhagiae
4 (4.2)
3,200
2(7.4)
100
0

2 (3.8)
3,200
0

Autumnalis
4 (4.2)
100
3 (11.1)
100
0

1 (1.9)
100
0

Bataviae
4 (4.2)
400
2 (7.4)
200
0

2 (3.8)
400
0

Tarassovi
3 (3.1)
6,400
3 (11.1)
6,400
0

0

0

Djasiman
2 (2.1)
800
0

0

2 (3.8)
800
0

Grippothyphosa
2 (2.1)
800
0

0

2 (3.8)
800
0

Ballum
2 (2.1)
100
2 (7.4)
100
0

0

0

Canicola
1 (1.0)
100
0

0

1 (1.9)
100
0

Mini 1 (1.0) 100 0 0 1 (1.9) 100 0

*BIOAM, Biodiversidad Amazónica; Max, maximum; –, titer not applicable.
†Classification pending.

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