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Leptospirosis and Leptospires—The Silent Assassins

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Craig, SB and Wynwood, SJ and Collet, TA and Weier, SL and McKay, DB, Leptospirosis and Leptospires The Silent Assassins, Zoonoses - Infections Affecting Humans and Animals, Springer Netherlands, A Sing (ed), Netherlands, pp. 849-858. ISBN 978-94-017-9456-5 (2014) [Research Book Chapter]

DOI: doi:10.1007/978-94-017-9457-2

Abstract

Leptospirosis is one of the most common yet under reported zoonoses. Leptospires, the etiological agents of leptospirosis are ubiquitous pathogens, with a world-wide distribution, causing a spectrum of disease ranging from a mild influenza-like illness to Weil’s disease, which manifests itself in multi-organ failure. The following chapter reports on the epidemiology and transmission of the disease in humans and animals. The chapter will also delineate the symptoms observed in humans and animals and in concluding outline unresolved and evolving issues for microbiologists, epidemiologists and public health officials.

Item Details

Item Type:Research Book Chapter
Research Division:Medical and Health Sciences
Research Group:Medical Microbiology
Research Field:Medical Bacteriology
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Clinical Health (Organs, Diseases and Abnormal Conditions)
Objective Field:Infectious Diseases
Author:Wynwood, SJ (Dr Sarah Prior)
ID Code:113063
Year Published:2014
Deposited By:Rural Clinical School
Deposited On:2016-12-09
Last Modified:2016-12-12
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