Bats in Argentina carriers of leishmaniasis and leptospirosis

Posted on October 22, 2011 • Filed under: Agriculture, Argentina, Latin America Health, TRAVEL

More than 60 percent of bats are placed in trees, mostly a few meters from the houses, especially in palm and mango plants. Studying the possible degree of transmissibility of these diseases to individuals. An investigation of the Faculty of Veterinary Science, Universidad Nacional del Nordeste (UNNE) performs an identification of the bat population of the city of Corrientes in order to characterize them, and also identifies the shelters are an important factor in the reproduction and survival of these animals. Bats are a species of public health importance as reservoirs of some diseases and intervene in the epidemiological chain of many others. Read Article

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