Immunological and molecular characterization of Leptospira interrogans isolated from a bovine foetus.

@article{Monte2015ImmunologicalAM,
  title={Immunological and molecular characterization of Leptospira interrogans isolated from a bovine foetus.},
  author={Leonardo Garcia Monte and Karine Forster Ridieri and S{\'e}rgio Jorge and Natasha Rodrigues Oliveira and Daiane Drawanz Hartwig and Marta Gonçalves Amaral and Cl{\'a}udia Pinho Hartleben and Odir Antonio Dellagostin},
  journal={Comparative immunology, microbiology and infectious diseases},
  year={2015},
  volume={40},
  pages={41-5}
}
Cattle are commonly infected with pathogenic leptospires, and similarly to rodents, they excrete the bacteria in their urine and can transmit the pathogen from animal to animal or animal to human. Thus, surveillance and monitoring systems for detection of new Leptospira serovars are important for the control of leptospirosis. Here, we report the isolation of a spirochete from a stillborn bovine foetus and its characterization by immunological and molecular techniques. A variable number tandem… CONTINUE READING