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Prevalence and incidence density of Mycobacterium leprae and Trypanosoma cruzi infections within a population of wild nine-banded armadillos.
Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2002 Nov; 67(5):528-32.AJ

Abstract

A total of 415 wild 9-banded armadillos from the East Atchafalaya River Levee (Point Coupee, LA) were collected over 4 years to estimate the incidence and prevalence of Mycobacterium leprae and Trypanosoma cruzi and to discern any relationship between the 2 agents. M. leprae infections were maintained at a high steady prevalence rate year to year averaging 19%. T. cruzi antibody prevalence remained relatively low, averaging 3.9%, and varied markedly between years. Prevalence rates were independent, with only 3 armadillos coinfected with both agents. M. leprae incidence density ranged from 0.47 to 3.5 cases per 1,000 animal-days, depending on case definition, confirming active intense transmission of M. leprae among armadillos. No incident T. cruzi cases were found. These infections seem to occur independently and may be used in comparisons to understand better factors that may influence transmission of these agents.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences, School of Veterinary Medicine, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70803, USA.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.

Language

eng

PubMed ID

12479557

Citation

Paige, Christopher F., et al. "Prevalence and Incidence Density of Mycobacterium Leprae and Trypanosoma Cruzi Infections Within a Population of Wild Nine-banded Armadillos." The American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, vol. 67, no. 5, 2002, pp. 528-32.
Paige CF, Scholl DT, Truman RW. Prevalence and incidence density of Mycobacterium leprae and Trypanosoma cruzi infections within a population of wild nine-banded armadillos. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2002;67(5):528-32.
Paige, C. F., Scholl, D. T., & Truman, R. W. (2002). Prevalence and incidence density of Mycobacterium leprae and Trypanosoma cruzi infections within a population of wild nine-banded armadillos. The American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, 67(5), 528-32.
Paige CF, Scholl DT, Truman RW. Prevalence and Incidence Density of Mycobacterium Leprae and Trypanosoma Cruzi Infections Within a Population of Wild Nine-banded Armadillos. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2002;67(5):528-32. PubMed PMID: 12479557.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Prevalence and incidence density of Mycobacterium leprae and Trypanosoma cruzi infections within a population of wild nine-banded armadillos. AU - Paige,Christopher F, AU - Scholl,Daniel T, AU - Truman,Richard W, PY - 2002/12/14/pubmed PY - 2003/1/8/medline PY - 2002/12/14/entrez SP - 528 EP - 32 JF - The American journal of tropical medicine and hygiene JO - Am J Trop Med Hyg VL - 67 IS - 5 N2 - A total of 415 wild 9-banded armadillos from the East Atchafalaya River Levee (Point Coupee, LA) were collected over 4 years to estimate the incidence and prevalence of Mycobacterium leprae and Trypanosoma cruzi and to discern any relationship between the 2 agents. M. leprae infections were maintained at a high steady prevalence rate year to year averaging 19%. T. cruzi antibody prevalence remained relatively low, averaging 3.9%, and varied markedly between years. Prevalence rates were independent, with only 3 armadillos coinfected with both agents. M. leprae incidence density ranged from 0.47 to 3.5 cases per 1,000 animal-days, depending on case definition, confirming active intense transmission of M. leprae among armadillos. No incident T. cruzi cases were found. These infections seem to occur independently and may be used in comparisons to understand better factors that may influence transmission of these agents. SN - 0002-9637 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/12479557/Prevalence_and_incidence_density_of_Mycobacterium_leprae_and_Trypanosoma_cruzi_infections_within_a_population_of_wild_nine_banded_armadillos_ DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -