Flying foxes as carriers of pathogenic Leptospira species.

@article{Cox2005FlyingFA,
  title={Flying foxes as carriers of pathogenic Leptospira species.},
  author={Traci Erin Cox and Lee Douglas Smythe and Luke K-P Leung},
  journal={Journal of wildlife diseases},
  year={2005},
  volume={41 4},
  pages={753-7}
}
Recent serologic studies have identified flying foxes (Pteropus spp.) as carriers of leptospirosis; however, little is known about the role of flying foxes as carriers of pathogenic Leptospira spp. To determine if Australian Pteropus spp. are carriers of pathogenic Leptospira spp., TaqMan real-time polymerase chain reaction (PCR) was used to detect leptospiral DNA in kidney and urine specimens from four species of flying fox, including the spectacled flying fox (Pteropus conspicillatus), black… CONTINUE READING