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Leptospirosis and Leptospires—The Silent Assassins


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, 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


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: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:113063
Year Published:2014
Deposited By:Rural Clinical School
Deposited On:2016-12-09
Last Modified:2017-10-16

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