Carrier status of leptospirosis among cattle in Sri Lanka: a zoonotic threat to public health.

@article{Gamage2014CarrierSO,
  title={Carrier status of leptospirosis among cattle in Sri Lanka: a zoonotic threat to public health.},
  author={Chandika Damesh Gamage and Nobuo Koizumi and Aluthgama K. C. Perera and Maki Muto and Chinyere Nwafor-Okoli and Sanjaya Ranasinghe and Senanayaka A M Kularatne and R P V Jayantha Rajapakse and Koji Kanda and Romeo B. Lee and Yoshihide Obayashi and Makoto Ohnishi and Hiko Tamashiro},
  journal={Transboundary and emerging diseases},
  year={2014},
  volume={61 1},
  pages={91-6}
}
Leptospirosis is a zoonotic disease of global importance and one of the notifiable diseases in Sri Lanka. Recent studies on human leptospirosis have suggested that the cattle could be one of the important reservoirs for human infection in the country. However, there is a dearth of local information on bovine leptospirosis, including its implications for human transmission. Thus, this study attempted to determine the carrier status of pathogenic Leptospira spp in cattle in Sri Lanka. A total of… CONTINUE READING
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