A study of leptospirosis among animals in Barbados W.I.

  title={A study of leptospirosis among animals in Barbados W.I.},
  author={D F Damude and Carl J. Jones and Donald Myers},
  journal={Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene},
  volume={73 2},
Microscopic agglutination tests performed during 1971 and 1972 on Barbadian livestock showed positive serological reactions for leptospirosis as follows: cattle 51%, pigs 13%, sheep 18%, horses 64% and goats 19%. The serogroup Autumnalis predominated in all but horses in which the reactions to the Pyrogenes group appeared slightly higher. After the isolation of a strain of Leptospira serotype fort-bragg (Barbadian strain No. 119) of the Autumnalis serogroup in 1973, and its subsequent inclusion… CONTINUE READING