HOST DEFENS14 - The primary reservoir is rodents because,...

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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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