Bantara Journal of Animal Science
Vol 2, No 1 (2020)

Molecular Identification of Pathogenic Leptospirosis with Zoonotic Potential in Urban Rats (Rattus Rattus) in Banyuwangi District

Maya Nurwartanti Yunita (Universitas Airlangga)
Bodhi Agustono (Universitas Airlangga)
Muhammad Thohawi Elziyad Purnama (Universitas Airlangga)

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Publish Date
25 Apr 2020


Leptospirosis is a zoonotic disease that occurs globally. Leptospires are transmitted through the urine of infected mice, through injured skin or mucosal invasion. Infection can occur through direct contact or through contact with contaminated water or soil. This qualitative research uses a combination of epidemiological studies with a case study approach. Rat urine metabolism samples will be tested by testing the base pair chain through the Polymerase Chain Reaction method for leptospirosis. Electrophoresis results showed 5% percent of positive samples with 330 bp. The conclusion of this study, the molecular identification of leptospirosis from rat urine using the Polymerase Chain Reaction technique are found positive results so prevention is needed to control the distribution of pathogenic leptospirosis bacteria. Urban rats (Rattus rattus) in leptospirosis transmission are considered as the most important leptospira reservoir, because high population densities of this species can cause an increase in the spread of leptospirosis. Keywords: Banyuwangi, Leptospirosis, Urban rats, Zoonosis

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Focus and Scope The aim of this journal is to publish original research in animal science and veterinary including livestock production, management and environment, breeding and genetics, livestock yield technology, and socio-economic livestock, wild animal, veterinary sciences, anatomy, histology, ...