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- Takada, Ayato, et al. Show all 11 Authors
- Infection, genetics, and evolution 2015 v.32 pp. 143-147
- Chiroptera; Leptospira borgpetersenii; Leptospira kirschneri; flagellin; genes; genotype; humans; kidneys; molecular epidemiology; phylogeny; ribosomal RNA; Democratic Republic of the Congo; Zambia
- ... The role played by bats as a potential source of transmission of Leptospira spp. to humans is poorly understood, despite various pathogenic Leptospira spp. being identified in these mammals. Here, we investigated the prevalence and diversity of pathogenic Leptospira spp. that infect the straw-colored fruit bat (Eidolon helvum). We captured this bat species, which is widely distributed in Africa, i ...