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Leptospirosis from water sources


Wynwood, SJ and Graham, GC and Weier, SL and Collet, TA and McKay, DB and Craig, SB, Leptospirosis from water sources, Pathogens and Global Health, 108, (7) pp. 334-338. ISSN 2047-7724 (2014) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.1179/2047773214Y.0000000156


Leptospirosis outbreaks have been associated with many common water events including water consumption, water sports, environmental disasters, and occupational exposure. The ability of leptospires to survive in moist environments makes them a high-risk agent for infection following contact with any contaminated water source. Water treatment processes reduce the likelihood of leptospirosis or other microbial agents causing infection provided that they do not malfunction and the distribution networks are maintained. Notably, there are many differences in water treatment systems around the world, particularly between developing and developed countries. Detection of leptospirosis in water samples is uncommonly performed by molecular methods.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:Leptospira, Leptospirosis
Research Division:Biomedical and Clinical Sciences
Research Group:Medical microbiology
Research Field:Medical bacteriology
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Clinical health
Objective Field:Clinical health not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Wynwood, SJ (Dr Sarah Prior)
ID Code:113061
Year Published:2014
Web of Science® Times Cited:38
Deposited By:Rural Clinical School
Deposited On:2016-12-09
Last Modified:2017-11-07

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