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Leptospirosis and Leptospires—The Silent Assassins
chapterposted on 2023-05-22, 17:27 authored by Craig, SB, Sarah PriorSarah Prior, Collet, TA, Weier, SL, McKay, DB
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.
Publication titleZoonoses - Infections Affecting Humans and Animals
Department/SchoolTasmanian School of Medicine
Place of publicationNetherlands