Hemotropic mycoplasma in a free-ranging black howler monkey (Alouatta caraya) in Brazil
Journal of Wildlife Diseases, v. 49, n. 3, p. 728-731, 2013.
Itaipu Hydroelectric Company
Federal University of Parana
IDEXX Laboratories Inc.
University of California
Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP)
University of Illinois
Hemotropic mycoplasmas are bacteria that infect erythrocytes and cause subclinical infections to life-threatening disease. We describe hemotropic mycoplasma infection in a free-ranging black howler monkey (Alouatta caraya). This is the first molecular detection of a hemotropic mycoplasma in a nonhuman primate from Brazil. © Wildlife Disease Association 2013.