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Verificação da lepra murina na cidade do Rio de Janeiro: sua distribuição geográfica e considerações endemiológicas

By Herminio Linhares

Abstract

1 - A lepra murina foi encontrada na cidade do Rio de Janeiro, em 37 ratos, entre 10.000 examinados, dos quais 32 R. norvegicus, 3 R. alexandrinus e 2 M. musculus. 2 – A infecção é mais freqüente em animais adultos (94,6%). 3 – O sexo provavelmente não tem influência sobre a infecção. 4 – A infecção ganglionar é a mais freqüente; foram observados 25 ratos com esta forma, 9 com a forma músculo-cutânea e 3 com a forma mista.<br>1 – Rat leprosy hás been found in the city of Rio de Janeiro. Among 10.000 rats examined there were 37 that presented characteristic lesion of rat leprosy disease, out of which 32 were Rattus norvegicus (86,5%), 3 Rattus alexandrinus (8,1%) and 2 Mus musculus (5,4%). 2 – The disease was observed mostly in adult rats, i.e 94,6%; the rest being observed in young ones. 3 – Probably the sex has not influence upon the infection, but the A. has found 24 males and 13 females affected, a ratio of 1.8:1. 4 – The glandular form of the disease was the most prevalent being observed in 25 rats, 9 rats showed the musculo-cutaneous form and 3 the mixed form. This one was noticed only in advanced cases of the infection

Topics: Microbiology, QR1-502, Science, Q, DOAJ:Microbiology, DOAJ:Biology, DOAJ:Biology and Life Sciences, Arctic medicine. Tropical medicine, RC955-962, Special situations and conditions, RC952-1245, Internal medicine, RC31-1245, Medicine, R, DOAJ:Internal medicine, DOAJ:Medicine (General), DOAJ:Health Sciences
Publisher: Instituto Oswaldo Cruz, Ministério da Saúde
Year: 1942
DOI identifier: 10.1590/S0074-02761942000300010
OAI identifier: oai:doaj.org/article:3bf97a7e25084bc8887bfe14f0d8e731
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