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What is the biology of leptospirosis infections?

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Dr. Joseph Bouvier
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Leptospirosis is caused by a bacteria (spirochete) called leptospirosis interrogans.
It is mainly a tropical disease but does occur in temperate climates too. It can have a variable course from presentation as a subclinical illness followed by antibody response and a self-limiting infection, or a severe, potentially fatal illness with multiorgan failure. See www.Cdc.Gov/leptospirosis/ for more.

In brief: See below

Leptospirosis is caused by a bacteria (spirochete) called leptospirosis interrogans.
It is mainly a tropical disease but does occur in temperate climates too. It can have a variable course from presentation as a subclinical illness followed by antibody response and a self-limiting infection, or a severe, potentially fatal illness with multiorgan failure. See www.Cdc.Gov/leptospirosis/ for more.
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