Leptospirosis in the family dog: a public health perspective
- Determination of the Seroprevalence of Leptospirosis in Cattle by MAT and ELISA in Hatay, Turkey. Aslantaş, Özkan; Özdemİr, Vildan // Turkish Journal of Veterinary & Animal Sciences;2005, Vol. 29 Issue 4, p1019
Five hundred and twelve serum samples collected from randomly selected cattle of different age and sex from the towns and central villages of Hatay during April-July 2003 were tested for antibodies against 3 different Leptospira interrogans serovars (grippotyphosa, hardjo and icterohaemorrhagie)...
- Incidence of Leptospirosis infection in the East Zone of Sao Paulo City, Brazil. Eiko Miyazato, Kátia; Fonseca, Alexandre L. A.; Caputto, Luciana Z.; Rocha, Katya C.; Azzalis, Ligia A.; Junqueira, Virginia B. C.; Pereira, Edimar C.; Chaves, Loide C.; Feder, David; Corazzini, Roseli; De Abreu, Luiz Carlos; Valenti, Vitor E.; Batista Lacerda, Sheylla Nadjane; Goulart, Flávia C.; Fonseca, Fernando L. A. // International Archives of Medicine;2013, Vol. 6 Issue 1, p1
Background: Leptospirosis is a zoonosis which is spread through contamined running water. This contaminations is seriously affected by the flooding which occurs in the area surrounding the Aricanduva river. The transmission of the disease results mainly from the contact of water with soil...
- A Field-expedient Method for Detection of Leptospirosis Causative Agents in Rodents. McAvin, James C.; Kengluecha, Ampornpan; Takhampunya, Ratree; Richardson, Jason H. // U.S. Army Medical Department Journal;Jul-Sep2012, p22
We have developed a thermal-stable, pathogenic Leptospira TaqMan PCR assay intended to support pathogen surveillance in reservoir populations. The assay is packaged specifi cally for use with a portable, ruggedized, real-time PCR thermocycler. Limit of detection was established at â‰¤100 fg...
- Leptospirosis in "Eco-Challenge" Athletes, Malaysian Borneo, 2000. Sejvar, James; Bancroft, Elizabeth; Winthrop, Kevin; Bettinger, Julie; Bajani, Mary; Bragg, Sandra; Shutt, Kathleen; Kaiser, Robyn; Marano, Nina; Popovic, Tanja; Tappero, Jordan; Ashford, David; Mascola, Laurene; Vugia, Duc; Perkins, Bradley; Rosenstein, Nancy // Emerging Infectious Diseases;Jun2003, Vol. 9 Issue 6, p702
Presents a study that investigated an outbreak of leptospirosis in Eco-Challenge multisport race athletes to determine illness etiology and implement public health measures. Number of case-patients who were hospitalized; Number of patients positive for leptospiral antibodies; Benefits from...
- Leptospirosis: The Microscopic Danger in Paradise. Londeree, William A. // Hawaii Journal of Medicine & Public Health;2014 Supplement, Vol. 73, p21
Leptospirosis is a zoonotic infection endemic in Hawai'i. This review discusses the incidence of documented human cases in Hawai'i and current recommendations for diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of leptospirosis.
- Cluster of Leptospirosis Cases Among Children in France. Sertour, N.; Menouard, M.; Poveda, J. D.; Perra, A.; Baranton, G.; Postic, D. // European Journal of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases;Jul2002, Vol. 21 Issue 7, p560
This article presents information related to leptospirosis cases among children in France. Leptospirosis is a widespread zoonosis that occurs in temperate climates preferentially as a single case or small clusters of cases rather than in large outbreaks in tropical and developing countries....
- blackwater fever. // Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary (2009);2009, Issue 21, p273
An encyclopedia entry for "blackwater fever" is presented.
- Resurgence of Blackwater Fever in Long-Term European Expatriates in Africa: Report of 21 Cases and Review. Bruneel, Fabrice; Gachot, Bertrand; Wolff, Michel; Regnier, Bernard; Danis, Martin; Vachon, Francois // Clinical Infectious Diseases;4/15/2001, Vol. 32 Issue 8, p1133
Presents information on a study which examined the cases of blackwater fever among European expatriates who lived in sub-Sahara Africa from 1990 to 1999. Methodology; Results of the study; Discussion.
- Environmental exposure and leptospirosis, Peru. Johnson, Michael A. S.; Gilman, Robert H.; Smith, Hannah; Joseph, Priya; Cespedes, Michelle; Klatsky, Peter; Terry, Hilja; Coral, Carlos; Cabrera, Lilia; Parmar, Paminder S.; Bautista, Christian T.; Campos, Kalina J.; Calderon, Maritza M.; Vidal, Carlos; Vinetz, Joseph M.; Joeph, Priya; Calderon, Martiza M // Emerging Infectious Diseases;Jun2004, Vol. 10 Issue 6, p1016
Human infection by leptospires has highly variable clinical manifestations, which range from subclinical infection to fulminant disease. We conducted a population-based, cross-sectional seroepidemiologic study in Peru to determine potential relationships of environmental context to human...