<em>Leptospira</em> infections in Domestic and Wild Animal

Edited by
October 2020
128 pages
  • ISBN978-3-03943-262-2 (Hardback)
  • ISBN978-3-03943-263-9 (PDF)

This book is a reprint of the Special Issue Leptospira infections in Domestic and Wild Animal that was published in

Biology & Life Sciences
Medicine & Pharmacology
Public Health & Healthcare
Leptospirosis is a worldwide-distributed, re-emerging zoonosis due to the large variety of wild and domestic animal species that can play the role of natural or accidental host. Currently, specific animal species play an important role as reservoirs for particular Leptospira serovars, although recent investigations have highlighted new host–pathogen interactions involved in Leptospira epidemiology. Furthermore, the constant modification of ecosystems and wildlife habitats and the constantly increasing number of animal species moving towards urban or peri-urban areas are increasing the possibility of direct or indirect contact between wildlife and domestic animals; furthermore, the constant modification of animal leptospirosis also causes problems for human health. The studies published in this book have evidenced and confirmed the hidden role of a large variety of animal species, domestic and wild, in leptospirosis epidemiology. They highlighted the necessity for continuous monitoring and large-scale surveillance studies to better understand this neglected and re-emerging zoonosis.
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Leptospirosis; pig; MAT; real-time PCR; genotyping; epidemiology; Australis; canine leptospirosis; Icterohaemorrhagiae; multi-locus sequence typing; leptospirosis; zoonosis; infectious disease; multilocus sequence typing (MLST); wildlife; Leptospira fainei; MAT; intermediate Leptospira; Leptospira spp.; cattle; abortion; pathology; non-maintenance serovars; MAT; PCR; lfb1-phylogeny; Leptospira; African green monkeys; Caribbean; renal lesions; zoonosis; leptospirosis; dog; real-time PCR; genotyping; epidemiology; multilocus sequence typing; multiple loci variable-number tandem repeat analysis; leptospirosis; MaxEnt; risk map; Republic of Sakha (Yakutia); climate change; Leptospira; leptospirosis; pathology; zoonosis; wildlife; infectious disease; wild boar; Sus scrofa; African green monkey; Chlorocebus sabeus; vaccine; dogs; bovine; new Pomona serovars; MLST; VNTR