Mixed leptospira infections in a diverse reservoir host community, Madagascar, 2013–2015

Mark Moseley*, Soanandrasana Rahelinirina, Minoarisoa Rajerison, Benoit Garin, Stuart Piertney, Sandra Telfer

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Abstract

We identified mixed infections of pathogenic Leptospira in small mammals across a landscape-scale study area in Madagascar by using primers targeting different Leptospira spp. Using targeted primers increased prevalence estimates and evidence for transmission between endemic and invasive hosts. Future studies should assess rodentborne transmission of Leptospira to humans.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1138-1140
Number of pages3
JournalEmerging Infectious Diseases
Volume24
Issue number6
Early online date7 May 2018
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 30 Jun 2018

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