Pcr detection of Leptospira DNA in rodents and insectivores from Tanzania

@inproceedings{Mgode2006PcrDO,
  title={Pcr detection of Leptospira DNA in rodents and insectivores from Tanzania},
  author={Georgies F. Mgode and Ginethon G. Mhamphi and Abdul Sekemani Katakweba and Evi A D Paemelaere and N. Willekens and Herwig Leirs and R. S. Machang and Rudy A. Hartskeerl},
  year={2006}
}
The true prevalence of leptospirosis in Tanzania is unknown or underestimated. In this study we report on the prevalence of leptospirosis in Morogoro, Tanzania, by PCR detection of leptospiral DNA in 27 kidneys of rodents (Mastomys spp, Rattus spp, and Mus spp) and insectivores (Crocidura spp). The PCR study complemented previous attempts to isolate the leptospires and to perform seroprevalence by the microscopic agglutination test (MAT). Results of this study indicated an overall detection… CONTINUE READING

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