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Leptospirosis: An important zoonosis acquired through work, play and travel

Lau, Colleen; Townell, Nicola; Stephenson, Eloise; Van den Berg, Debra; Craig, Scott

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Background Leptospirosis is one of the most common zoonotic diseases worldwide. Infection occurs through contact with infected animals, or soil or water that has been contaminated by the urine of infected animals. Risk factors include occupational and recreational exposures, contact with floodwaters, and travel to areas with a high risk of leptospirosis, particularly tropical, developing countries. With climate change, flood-related outbreaks are becoming more common. Objective This article...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2018
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/170465
Source: Australian Journal of General Practice
Access Rights: Open Access via publisher website

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