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A systematic review of human and animal leptospirosis in the Pacific Islands reveals pathogen and reservoir diversity

Guernier, Vanina; Goarant, Cyrille; Benschop, Jackie; Lau, Colleen

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Background The Pacific Islands have environmental conditions highly favourable for transmission of leptospirosis, a neglected zoonosis with highest incidence in the tropics, and Oceania in particular. Recent reports confirm the emergence and outbreaks of leptospirosis in the Pacific Islands, but the epidemiology and drivers of transmission of human and animal leptospirosis are poorly documented, especially in the more isolated and less developed islands. Methodology/Principal findings We...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2018
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/161148
Source: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0006503

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