Leptospirosis from water sources

Wynwood, Sarah Jane, Graham, Glenn Charles, Weier, Steven Lance, Collet, Trudi Anne, McKay, David Brian, & Craig, Scott Benjamin (2014) Leptospirosis from water sources. Pathogens and Global Health, 108(7), pp. 334-338.

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Leptospirosis outbreaks have been associated with many common water events including water consumption, water sports, environmental disasters and occupational exposure. The ability of leptospires to survive in moist environments makes them a high risk agent for infection following contact with any contaminated water source. Water treatment processes reduce the likelihood of leptospirosis or other microbial agents causing infection provided they do not malfunction and the distribution networks are maintained. Notably, there are many differences in water treatment systems around the world, particularly between developing and developed countries. Detection of leptospirosis in water samples is uncommonly performed by molecular methods.

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ID Code: 79544
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Leptospirosis, Leptospires, Water contamination
DOI: 10.1179/2047773214Y.0000000156
ISSN: 2047-7732
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES (050000)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES (060000)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000)
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 W. S. Maney & Son Ltd
Deposited On: 19 Dec 2014 02:35
Last Modified: 03 Nov 2015 19:31

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