Leptospirosis is a neglected zoonotic disease. In 2015, leptospirosis was diagnosed in 2 prison inmates in South Africa. Using real-time PCR and DNA sequencing, we identified Leptospira interrogans serogroup Icterohaemorrhagiae in rodents and water samples within the prison. Leptospirosis might be frequently underdiagnosed in South Africa.
|Number of pages||23|
|Journal||Emerging Infectious Diseases|
|Early online date||6 Apr 2020|
|Publication status||Published - May 2020|
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