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Related to leptospira: Leptospira icterohaemorrhagiae
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Noun1.leptospira - important pathogens causing Weil's disease or canicola fever
spirochaete, spirochete - parasitic or free-living bacteria; many pathogenic to humans and other animals
genus Leptospira - very slender aerobic spirochetes; free-living or parasitic in mammals
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Biogal has announced the launch of the Feline Panleukopenia and the Bovine Leptospira PCRun(TM) molecular detection test kits.
Pathogen testing in patient with undifferentiated severe sepsis, Minnesota, USA, 2014 * Serum sample Pathogen tested Acute phase HIV-1/-2 Ag/Ab screen negative Leptospira IgM/IgG negative Cryptococcus Antigen screen negative Anaplasma phagocytophilum IgG <1:64, PCR negative Ehrlichia chaffeensis IgG <1:64, PCR negative Ehrlichia ewingii/canis PCR negative Ehrlichia muris-like PCR negative Borrelia burgdorferi Ab screen negative Babesia microti IgG <1:64, PCR negative Babesia duncani PCR negative Babesia divergens strain MO-1 PCR negative West Nile virus IgM/IgG and PCR negative Eastern equine encephalitis virus IgM/IgG <1:10 Western equine encephalitis virus IgM/IgG <1:10 St.
For retrievers that spend time around lakes and ponds, ask your veterinarian about Leptospira, or Lepto, which is a bacterial disease dogs can get from exposure to water.
TM)] Canine Pathogenic Leptospira Molecular Detection Kit was compared to Leptospira real time PCR as performed in Professor Ron Schultz's Wisconsin Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory:
Polymerase chain reaction (PCR) assay, which amplifies DNA, is used to test for infectious organisms that are difficult or impossible to culture, such as Leptospira, Ehrlichia, and some viruses and mycobacteria.
Abdelnour said certain microbes carried by rats can cause health problems for people including infections such as leptospira leading to leptospirosis, which can cause bleeding from the lungs.
Using enzyme immunoassay test: detection of antibodies against leptospira igm
The boy's fluid contained DNA from potentially lethal bacteria leptospira - which can be treated with penicillin.
Then the decision was made to use DNA testing, conducted at the University of California, San Francisco, on a sample of his cerebrospinal fluid, and within 48 hours it was confirmed that the cause of symptoms was the rare bacterium Leptospira santarosai.
Cryptosporidium quintana Leptospira Hepatitis C Coccidioides spp.
In these animals, the leptospira take up residence in their kidneys and are voided in the urine.