Prevalence of Leptospirosis: A study among canines and canine pet owners and other occupational risk groups

Meera, J (2016) Prevalence of Leptospirosis: A study among canines and canine pet owners and other occupational risk groups. Masters thesis, Chennai Medical College Hospital and Research Centre, Trichy.

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Abstract

Leptospirosis is a worldwide zoonotic disease. Leptospirosis is an anthropozoonotic disease of global distribution. It is a potentially fatal disease of animals and humans and is primarily a contagious disease of animals and accidentally infects humans. This infectious disease is found predominantly in tropical and sub tropical climatic areas, where animal exposures and handlers are more affected. The spirochete, Leptospira causes leptospriois where acute pyrogenic conditions and multiorgan involvement multiorgan dysfunction (MOD) to multiorgan failure (MOF)] are observed The present study emphasizes the possible role of transmission of Leptospirosis from the canine pets to their owners as, 60% correlation observed between pet owners’ and their pet dogs based on serovar.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Leptospira ; Seroprevalence ; Canine Pet Owners.
Subjects: MEDICAL > Microbiology
Depositing User: Punitha K
Date Deposited: 27 Jun 2017 07:04
Last Modified: 09 Dec 2018 03:57
URI: http://repository-tnmgrmu.ac.in/id/eprint/414

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