Pathologic-clinical characterization of leptospirosis in a golden Syrian hamster model.

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Experimental leptospirosis was reproduced in golden Syrian hamsters (Mesocricetus aureatus). Evaluation of three Leptospira serogroups (canicola, icterohaemorrhagiae and pomona) was carried out regarding their virulence, production of symptoms and lethal activity. Macroscopic and microscopic studies of tissue lesions were also made. Animals were inoculated… (More)

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