Is it too cold for Leptospira interrrogans transmission on the Faroese Islands?

  title={Is it too cold for Leptospira interrrogans transmission on the Faroese Islands?},
  author={P. M. Jensen and E. Magnussen},
  journal={Infectious Diseases},
  pages={156 - 160}
  • P. M. Jensen, E. Magnussen
  • Published 2016
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Abstract Leptospira interrogans is a bacterium that can infect most mammal species. Brown rats are considered to be one of the most important reservoirs of Leptospira because they frequently are infected and live in close proximity to humans. Past studies of prevalence of Leptospira in brown rats indicate that temperature – both high and low – may negatively affect the prevalence rate in rats, so that Leptospira is rare or even absent at temperatures below 7–8 °C. Here we investigated the… CONTINUE READING
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