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.
|Pages (from-to)||336 - 337|
|Number of pages||2|
|Journal||The American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene|
|Publication status||Published - 2010|