Short report: Preliminary characterization of Mus musculus-derived pathogenic strains of Leptospira borgpetersenii serogroup Ballum in a hamster model

Everton F da Silva, Samuel R Felix, Gustavo Cerqueira, Michel Q Fagundes, Amilton CPS Neto, Andre A Grassmann, Marta G Amaral, Tiago Gallina, Odir A Dellagostin

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Abstract

Human and animal leptospirosis caused by Leptospira spp. belonging to serogroup Ballum has increased worldwide in the past decade. We report the isolation and serologic and molecular characterization of four L. borgpetersenii serogroup Ballum isolates obtained from Mus musculus, and preliminary virulence studies. These isolates are useful for diagnosis of leptospirosis and for epidemiologic studies of its virulence and pathogenic mechanisms.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)336 - 337
Number of pages2
JournalThe American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
Volume83
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010
Externally publishedYes

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