Leonie J Barnett

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BACKGROUND Leptospirosis is an emerging infectious disease. The differential diagnosis of leptospirosis is difficult due to the varied and often "flu like" symptoms which may result in a missed or delayed diagnosis. There are over 230 known serovars in the genus Leptospira. Confirmatory serological diagnosis of leptospirosis is usually made using the(More)
In the present study, we review the known zoogonid cercariae, summarise their life-cycles and first intermediate host distributions, and present a new cercaria, Cercaria capricornia XI (Digenea: Zoogonidae), which was found in one of three nassariid gastropods, Nassarius olivaceus (Bruguière), surveyed in the intertidal zone in the Capricornia region of(More)
Its contents do not necessarily reflect the views or policies of either Department, nor does mention of trade names, commercial products or organizations imply endorsement. Reprinting is encouraged with proper credit. This document has greatly benefited from the input of four national associations, which are now collaborative partners in developing the(More)
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