Serological study of bovine leptospirosis in Mexico
Estudio serológico de leptospirosis bovina en México

Luis Pedro Moles Cervantes, Miguel Angel Cisneros Puebla, Dolores Gavaldón Rosas, Nora Rojas Serranía, Jorge Isaac Torres Barranca
Revista Cubana de Medicina Tropical  
The results of 4 043 bovine sera samples from various Mexican regions, which were sent to a diagnosis lab, were analyzed. The method was the agglutination technique, taking the dilution rate 1:1000 or higher as positive. The analysis revealed 31,1% of seroprevalence and the most frequent serovarietes were hardjo (strain H 89 isolated in Mexico), wolffi and tarassovi. There is coincidence with early data obtained in Mexico on a 34% of prevalence found in a similar study performed in 1994, and
more » ... med in 1994, and with the scientific literature from other countries. The former study also indicated that tarassovi and wolffi were the most common leptospira, so there is coincidence with the figures in the reviewed literature. It was concluded that there was no significant variation in the prevalence rate between the 1994 study and the present one; therefore, it is recommended that this study be promoted so as to increase the bovine vaccination and achieve a reduction in leptospirosis in Mexico.
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