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Canine Leptospirosis
Prevalence of Leptospira cases in the vet-visiting dog population in the UK
  1. Chris Ball,
  2. Nicola Williams and
  3. Susan Dawson
  1. Department of Epidemiology and Population Health, University of Liverpool, Leahurst, Cheshire CH64 7TE
  1. e-mail: c.ball{at}

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LEPTOSPIROSIS, a bacterial disease caused by pathogenic species of the genus Leptospira, is regarded as one of the most widespread zoonotic diseases in the world (WHO 1999). It can infect a range of animals including dogs, cattle, pigs and rodents. The routine use of canine leptospirosis vaccines in the UK over many years …

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