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Leptospirosis in man and animals

James Maxwell Alston

Leptospirosis in man and animals

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Published by E. & S. Livingstone in Edinburgh .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Leptospirosis.

  • Edition Notes

    Statementby J.M. Alston and J.C. Broom. With a chapter on legal responsibility by C.J.A. Doughty, Foreword by Samuel Bedson.
    ContributionsBroom, John Constable.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsRC203.7 .A4
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxii, 367 p.
    Number of Pages367
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL21497403M
    LC Control Number59006858


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Leptospirosis in man and animals. Edinburgh, Livingstone, (OCoLC) Intravenous penicillin ( MU every 6 hours) is a drug of choice for patients with severe leptospirosis, and ceftriaxone was shown to be equally effective (1 g IV, once daily).

As with other spirochetal diseases, antibiotic treatment of patients with leptospirosis may cause a Jarisch-Herxheimer reaction; however, this is. Leptospirosis is an infectious disease caused by bacteria.

It can lead to potentially fatal infections of the kidney, liver, brain, lung or heart. Drinking or contact with water (such as by swimming, rafting or kayaking) or soil that has been contaminated by urine or body fluids of infected animals.

Symptoms of leptospirosis can develop. out of 5 stars Great book, awful index Reviewed in the United States on J Great book, full of information, ranging from the earliest days of leptospirosis reseach up to the modern day molecular biological studies.4/5(1). Leptospirosis is a blood infection caused by the bacteria Leptospira.

Signs and symptoms can range from none to mild (headaches, muscle pains, and fevers) to severe (bleeding in the lungs or meningitis).Weil's disease, the acute, severe form of leptospirosis, causes the infected individual to become jaundiced (skin and eyes become yellow), develop kidney failure, and : Leptospira typically spread by rodents.

animals are usually more severely affected than older animals. Can I get leptospirosis. Yes. Humans can become infected with leptospirosis in ways similar to animals (direct contact, ingestion, or inhalation of contaminated water or soil).

Humans can also be exposed through direct contact with File Size: KB. Leptospirosis is a disease that can affect human and animals, including your pets. All animals can potentially become infected with Leptospirosis. While for many years occurrence among pets was rare, the disease has been diagnosed more frequently in the past few years.

Leptospirosis, acute systemic illness of animals, occasionally communicable to humans, that is characterized by extensive inflammation of the blood vessels. It is caused by a spirochete, or spiral-shaped bacterium, of the genus Leptospira. Leptospires infect most mammals, particularly rodents and.

Leptospirosis is spread mainly by contact with water or soil contaminated by the urine of infected animals. Persons can get the disease by swimming or wading in fresh unchlorinated water contaminated with animal urine or by coming into contact with wet soil or plants contaminated with animal urine.

Full text Full text is available as a scanned copy of the original print version. Get a printable copy (PDF file) of the complete article (K), or click on a page image below to browse page by page. Leptospirosis is a widespread and potentially fatal zoonosis that is endemic in many tropical regions and causes large epidemics after heavy rainfall and flooding.

Infection results from direct or indirect exposure to infected reservoir host animals that carry the pathogen in their renal tubules and shed pathogenic leptospires in their by: This is a book for the clinician, the bacteriologist, and most of all for the epidemiologist, which although very readable is supported by an excellent and up-to-date bibliography which makes it also an admirable reference work.

There has been a need for a comprehensive book of this type as leptospirosis is too often missed by clinicians familiar only with classical Weil's disease, and because Cited by: Leptospirosis is a bacterial infection caused by certain members of the genus Leptospira. Most people who develop a leptospirosis infection only get mild symptoms, but a bit more serious influenza-like symptoms are also quite common.

In a minority of infected persons, leptospirosis develops into the dreaded Weill’s disease. Leptospirosis is an acute febrile disease with varied manifestations. The severity of disease ranges from asymptomatic or subclinical to self-limited systemic illness (approximately 90% of patients) to life-threatening illness with jaundice, renal failure (oliguric or nonoliguric), myocarditis, hemorrhage (particularly pulmonary), and refractory shock.

Background: Leptospirosis is a globally important zoonotic disease, with complex exposure pathways that depend on interactions between human beings, animals, and the : Colleen Lau. Leptospirosis is an excellent example of “One Health”, where the relationship between humans, animals and ecosystems can be used to improve our understanding of this disease and to enhance control strategies.

The bacteria Leptospira interrogans is pathogenic to humans and by: Melissa T. Hines, in Equine Infectious Diseases (Second Edition), Leptospirosis is a bacterial disease of worldwide distribution caused by spirochetes of the genus disease affects humans, domestic animals, and wildlife, including reptiles and amphibians.

The first formal report of leptospi­rosis was in human patients by Adolf Weil over years ago, leading to the name. This volume covers all aspects of infection by pathogenic Leptospira species, the causative agents of the world’s most widespread zoonosis.

Topics include aspects of human and animal leptospirosis as well as detailed analyses of our current knowledge of leptospiral structure and physiology, epidemiology, pathogenesis, genomics, immunity and vaccines.5/5(2).

Leptospirosis; epidemiology, clinical manifestations in man and animals: and methods in laboratory diagnosis / by Mildred M. Galton [et al.]. The book, essentially a reference manual, is divided into 19 chapters, the first 2 of which are mainly historical, dealing with leptospirosis and the causative organisms.

The subsequent chapters give detailed accounts of the organisms, including an intricate description of the leptospiral cell with some fine illustrations showing the Cited by: From inside the book. What people are Leptospira and leptospirosis S. Faine Snippet view - Common terms and phrases.

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Leptospirosis is an old bacterial disease that is getting a lot of new attention recently. It is rarely fatal, but can seriously damage the liver, kidneys, and eyes. Additional strains of this old.

Leptospira and leptospirosis. Faine. CRC Press, 0 Reviews. From inside the book. What people are saying - Write a review. We haven't found any reviews in the usual places. Leptospira Leptospirosis Leptospirosis in animals Medical / Infectious Diseases Medical / Parasitology Medical / Veterinary Medicine / General Science / Life.

We investigated an outbreak of leptospirosis among athletes and community residents after a triathlon was held in Springfield, Illinois. A telephone survey was conducted to collect clinical information and data on possible risk factors, community surveillance was established, and animal specimens and lake water samples were collected to Cited by: What causes leptospirosis.

Leptospirosis is caused by corkscrew-shaped bacteria belonging to the genus Leptospira. Leptospirosis is a zoonosis (an infectious disease which can be transmitted from animals to humans). Wild and domestic animals such as rodents, dogs, cattle, pigs, and horses are the reservoirs of the disease.

Abstract. Leptospirosis is no longer considered merely an occupational disease among workers in wet environments contaminated with rat urine. Many wild and domesticated animals harbor the organism and can pass it on to humans in urban, suburban, and rural settings.

Leptospirosis is an infectious disease of humans and animals that is caused by pathogenic spirochetes of the genus Leptospira (see the image below).It is considered the most common zoonosis in the world and is associated with rodents in settings of poor sanitation, agricultural occupations, and increasingly "adventure" sports or races involving fresh water, mud, or soil exposure.

Leptospirosis is an infectious disease that affects humans and animals. It results in a wide range of symptoms, and some people may have no symptoms at all.

It. The history of leptospirosis during the course of a few decades of time reveals that infections in the rat which spread to man in the form of W eil' s disease can now be extended to infections in a wide range of animal hosts by many different serotypes of leptospira which cause a variety of.

In so far as possible, the book is written in historical sequence. Section 1 discusses the morphology, classification, physiology, and distribution of Leptospires; section 2, leptospirosis in man, with a contributed chapter on the legal aspects in England and Wales of the contraction of leptospirosis; section 3, leptospirosis in animals; and.

For the Love of Physics - Walter Lewin - - Duration: Lectures by Walter Lewin. They will make you ♥ Physics. Recommended for you. animals. Most outbreaks of leptospirosis in humans result from exposure to contaminated water.1 While there’s a decreased risk of transmission from dogs on antibiotic therapy, it’s important to take precautions—avoid direct contact with urine and wash your hands after petting your Size: 2MB.

Leptospirosis can affect humans, dogs, and many other animals. It is caused by several strains, or “serovars,” of bacteria of the Leptospira genus. In the U.S. there are eight different. Leptospirosis in dogs and cats: Epidemiology, clinical disease, zoonotic implications and prevention Article (PDF Available) in Archivos de Medicina Veterinaria 46(3) December with.

Epidemiology. Leptospirosis is an important medical and veterinary problem and is presumed to be the most widespread zoonosis in the world. More than cases of severe leptospirosis are reported each year, with mortality rates exceeding 10%.The Caribbean, Central and South America, as well as Southeast Asia and Oceania, have been shown to be highly endemic for the by: 1.

For the record, leptospirosis is an infectious bacterial disease that affects both humans and animals. When leptospirosis is suspected in your dog, some precautionary steps are recommended. The infectious leptospirosis organisms usually are not shed in urine until 7 to 10 days after your dog is exposed to the bacteria, but you and other pets in.

Leptospirosis, a zoonosis occurring in many domestic and wild animals, may cause inapparent illness or serious, even fatal disease.

Human infections are rare in the US. Leptospira are maintained in nature through chronic renal infection of carrier animals—commonly rats. Leptospirosis is a serious disease affecting dogs, farm animals, wild animals, rodents and humans. Years ago, many veterinarians included lepto protection in their routine canine vaccine.

Then, many veterinarians stopped vaccinating for lepto because the disease was thought to be extremely rare, and the inclusion of lepto in the “6-in Leptospirosis is a zoonotic disease, which means that it is a disease of animals that can be contagious to people.

If your dog is diagnosed with leptospirosis, precautions are essential to avoid spread of the infection to humans or other pets.