Leptospirosis and Leptospires - The silent assassins

Craig, Scott B., Wynwood, Sarah J., Collet, Trudi A., Weier, Steven, & McKay, David B. (2015) Leptospirosis and Leptospires - The silent assassins. In Sing, Andreas (Ed.) Zoonoses : Infections Affecting Humans & Animals - A Focus on Public Health Aspects. Springer, pp. 849-858.

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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.

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ID Code: 70559
Item Type: Book Chapter
Keywords: Leptospirosis, zoonoses, water quality, leptospires
DOI: 10.1007/978-94-017-9457-2_34
ISBN: 978-94-017-9456-5
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES (050000)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES (060000)
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Biomedical Sciences
Current > Schools > School of Clinical Sciences
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2014 Please consult the authors
Deposited On: 28 Apr 2014 00:26
Last Modified: 14 Dec 2015 05:35

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