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Leptospira species in floodwater during the 2011 floods in the Bangkok Metropolitan Region, Thailand.

Abstract:

Floodwater samples (N = 110) collected during the 2011 Bangkok floods were tested for Leptospira using culture and polymerase chain reaction (PCR); 65 samples were PCR-positive for putatively non-pathogenic Leptospira species, 1 sample contained a putatively pathogenic Leptospira, and 6 samples contained Leptospira clustering phylogenetically with the intermediate group. The low prevalence of pathogenic and intermediate Leptospira in floodwater was consistent with the low number of human lept...

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10.4269/ajtmh.13-0124

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Thaipadungpanit, J More by this author
Wuthiekanun, V More by this author
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Clinical Medicine, Thailand/Laos MOP
Yimsamran, S More by this author
Amornchai, P More by this author
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Journal:
The American journal of tropical medicine and hygiene
Volume:
89
Issue:
4
Pages:
794-796
Publication date:
2013-10-05
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EISSN:
1476-1645
ISSN:
0002-9637
URN:
uuid:dde816f0-84a7-4b13-a9a1-32fa74d4231c
Source identifiers:
421057
Local pid:
pubs:421057

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