HOST DEFENS14 - • The primary reservoir is rodents...

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HOST DEFENSES: Antibody plus complement is leptospiricidal. Immunity against Leptospira is primarily humoral. The cell-mediated response may be responsible for late manifestations. EPIDEMIOLOGY: Leptospirosis is a worldwide zoonosis.
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Unformatted text preview: • The primary reservoir is rodents because, once infected, they shed the organisms for life. Dogs are a major source for human infections. • Direct or indirect contact with infected urine is the mode of transmission....
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This note was uploaded on 11/05/2011 for the course BIOLOGY MCB2010 taught by Professor Jessicadigirolamo during the Fall '10 term at Broward College.

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