The role of rodents circulating pathogenic leptospira in urban cities in peninsular Malaysia

Benacer, Douadi and Mohd Zain, Siti Nursheena and Sim, Shin Zhu and M. Nizam, Khairul and Thong, Kwai Lin (2015) The role of rodents circulating pathogenic leptospira in urban cities in peninsular Malaysia. In: BSP Spring Meeting (Malaria and Negleted Tropical Diseases), 16-18 Apr 2015, Liverpool, UK.

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Abstract

Leptospirosis is an infectious disease affecting both humans and animals and considered one of the common zoonotic disease worldwide. It is caused by spirochetes from the genus of Leptospira. Rodents have unambiguously served as reservoir for leptospires by shedding them through urine for extended periods. However, in Malaysia is a paucity of information of this disease in the rat population, which is considered the principal maintenance host of Leptospira and may be one of the possible transmission sources of leptospirosis in this country.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Poster)
Subjects: Q Science > Q Science (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Science
Depositing User: Mr. Mohd Samsul Ismail
Date Deposited: 17 Jun 2015 01:59
Last Modified: 12 Oct 2018 05:42
URI: http://eprints.um.edu.my/id/eprint/13608

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