Seasonality of canine leptospirosis in the United States and Canada and its association with rainfall.

  title={Seasonality of canine leptospirosis in the United States and Canada and its association with rainfall.},
  author={Michael P Ward},
  journal={Preventive veterinary medicine},
  volume={56 3},
A retrospective study was undertaken to describe seasonal patterns of leptospirosis diagnosed at veterinary teaching hospitals in the United States and Canada, and to determine if occurrence of cases (diagnoses) was associated with rainfall. The veterinary medicine database (VMDB) was searched for records of dogs in which a diagnosis of leptospirosis was made, and average monthly rainfall recorded at the city where each hospital is located was calculated from historical data. Time-series… CONTINUE READING


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