Leptospira interrogans infection in tegu lizard (Tupinambis merianae), Brazil
Infecção por leptospira interrogans em lagarto teiú (Tupinambis merianae), Brasil
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We used 12 tegu lizards (Tupinambis merianae) from northeastern Brazil, and we reported nine (75%) Leptospira sp. PCR-positive animals and six (50%) seropositive. Leptospira sp. DNA sequencing revealed 99% similarity with L. interrogans. Our findings indicated that this species may play a role in the transmission of human leptospirosis.