, Volume 169, Issue 6, pp 461–466 | Cite as

Chlorella Infection in a Sheep in Mexico and Minireview of Published Reports from Humans and Domestic Animals

  • R. Ramírez-Romero
  • L. E. Rodríguez-Tovar
  • A. M. Nevárez-Garza
  • A. López


Algal infections are rare in humans and domestic animals. Prototheca spp. and Chlorella spp. are among the most commonly reported. Herein, we present a brief review on Chlorella spp. infections and related pathologies and discuss this information including a natural case in a sheep in Mexico with a disseminated form of the disease.


Chlorella Disseminated infection Sheep 



This work was supported by funds of PIFI, SESIC-SEP.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • R. Ramírez-Romero
    • 1
  • L. E. Rodríguez-Tovar
    • 1
  • A. M. Nevárez-Garza
    • 1
  • A. López
    • 2
  1. 1.Cuerpo Académico de Patobiología, Facultad de Medicina Veterinaria y Zootecnia, UANLGral. EscobedoMexico
  2. 2.Department of Pathology and Microbiology, Atlantic Veterinary CollegeUniversity of Prince Edward IslandCharlottetownCanada

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