Ecology of Leptospira interrogans in Norway Rats (Rattus norvegicus) in an Inner-City Neighborhood of Vancouver, Canada

@inproceedings{Himsworth2013EcologyOL,
  title={Ecology of Leptospira interrogans in Norway Rats (Rattus norvegicus) in an Inner-City Neighborhood of Vancouver, Canada},
  author={Chelsea Gardner Himsworth and Julie J. Bidulka and Kirbee L. Parsons and Alice Y. T. Feng and Patrick H P Tang and C M Jardine and Thomas Kerr and Sunny Mak and John Robinson and David M. Patrick},
  booktitle={PLoS neglected tropical diseases},
  year={2013}
}
BACKGROUND Leptospira interrogans is a bacterial zoonosis with a worldwide distribution for which rats (Rattus spp.) are the primary reservoir in urban settings. In order to assess, monitor, and mitigate the risk to humans, it is important to understand the ecology of this pathogen in rats. The objective of this study was to characterize the ecology of L. interrogans in Norway rats (Rattus norvegicus) in an impoverished inner-city neighborhood of Vancouver, Canada. METHODOLOGY/PRINCIPAL… CONTINUE READING
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