Wild boars as possible source of hemorrhagic leptospirosis in Berlin, Germany

@article{Jansen2006WildBA,
  title={Wild boars as possible source of hemorrhagic leptospirosis in Berlin, Germany},
  author={Anupam Gupta Klaus Jansen and Karsten Noeckler and Arno Sch{\"o}nberg and Enno Luge and Derk Ehlert and Thomas Schneider},
  journal={European Journal of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases},
  year={2006},
  volume={25},
  pages={544-546}
}
Leptospirosis is a reemerging anthropozoonosis in developing and developed countries [1, 2], and Leptospira spp are endemic to a multitude of domestic and wild animals that shed the infectious pathogen in their urine [1]. Humans usually become infected through contact with urinecontaminated water or soil. Wild boars (Sus scrofa) are well known as animal hosts for Leptospira spp. Leptospires of the Pomona-serogroup, which are predominantly recognized as the infecting serogroup in domestic swine… CONTINUE READING

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