Antibodies to leptospirosis in rodents from Thailand using a modified human diagnostic assay.

@article{Kollars2002AntibodiesTL,
  title={Antibodies to leptospirosis in rodents from Thailand using a modified human diagnostic assay.},
  author={Thomas Martin Kollars and Duangporn Phulsuksombati and Darika Kingnate and Jetsumon Sattabongkot Prachumsri and Nattawan Rachphaew and Taweesak Monkanna and Montip Gettayakamin},
  journal={Journal of the Medical Association of Thailand = Chotmaihet thangphaet},
  year={2002},
  volume={85 1},
  pages={67-70}
}
The number of reported cases of Leptospirosis in Thailand has grown since 1996. Identification of major reservoirs and endemic areas is essential in surveillance of Leptospira species in Thailand. To assist in the effort of surveillance, a dipstick assay for detecting Leptospira antibodies in mammals was adapted from a human diagnostic assay and tested in a field trial in Thailand. Antibodies to Leptospira were detected in 18 of 60 wild rodents. Four of 9 culture positive rodents were positive… CONTINUE READING

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