Leptospires in the whistling frog (Eleutherodactylus johnstonei) on Barbados.

  title={Leptospires in the whistling frog (Eleutherodactylus johnstonei) on Barbados.},
  author={C. O. R. Everard and Diane G Carrington and Henri Korver and Redmond Burke and J. M. D. T. Everard and Claudia Gravekamp},
  journal={The Journal of tropical medicine and hygiene},
  volume={93 2},
Two groups of whistling frogs (Eleutherodactylus johnstonei) comprising 99 and 117 animals were examined for leptospiral infection. Group I animals were caught in 14 areas of Barbados, and Group II animals in seven areas of suburban Bridgetown. Leptospires were isolated from the kidneys or body fluid of six frogs in Group I and the kidneys of 3 frogs in Group II. Two of the Group I isolates died out; the others were identified as bajan (a new serovar in the Australis serogroup) (6) and bim… CONTINUE READING