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Leptospirosis and its Public Health Significance: A Review

@inproceedings{Fentahun2012LeptospirosisAI,
  title={Leptospirosis and its Public Health Significance: A Review},
  author={Tewodros Fentahun and Mekash Alemayehu},
  year={2012}
}
Leptospirosis is a worldwide zoonosis of global importance. It occurs in both developing and developed countries and large outbreaks have been reported all over the world. Now leptospirosis is being recognized as emerging infectious disease. The disease is caused by spiral shaped bacteria called Leptospira, which has similar morphology. The disease is endemic to tropical and subtropical area where heavy rainfall and humanity is found. The disease is highly zoonotic through contact with urine… Expand

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