leptospira


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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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During rainy season, Leptospirosis, which is caused by bacteria of the genus Leptospira, is rampant especially in areas affected by flood.
Leptospirosis is a bacterial infection caused by leptospira spirochetes bacteria, spread through the urine of infected animals, especially rats.
Duque noted that leptospirosis usually spreads because uncollected garbage attracts stray animals and rats, whose waste and urine may contain the leptospira bacteria.
Leptospirosis is caused by the Leptospira bacteria which can be found in dirty floodwaters or mud contaminated with animal's urine, mostly from rats and even pigs.
Leptospirosis is a global zoonotic disease, endemic in tropical areas, and caused by spirochetes of the genus Leptospira (1).
Leptospirosis is a widespread and prevalent zoonotic disease caused by pathogenic spirochetes of the genus Leptospira. It is common in both temperate and tropical areas (1).
It is caused by a bacterium of genus Leptospira. It is estimated that 10 million are infected with leptospira each year and it is difficult to estimate exactly how many of them die from this condition, in large measure by which the deaths occur in countries where the deaths are not subject to routine reporting (1).
WHO defined leptospirosis as an infectious disease caused by bacteria belonging to the genus Leptospira.
Leptospira interrogans, a corkscrew-shape bacterium that caused the disease, was first observed in 1907, but it was the following year that it was declared as the cause of it.
Previous studies in Chennai have shown that the commonest serovars in Chennai were Leptospira icterohaemorrhagiae followed by L.