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Volume 89, Issue 4
  • ISSN: 0002-9637
  • E-ISSN: 1476-1645

Abstract

Abstract.

Floodwater samples ( = 110) collected during the 2011 Bangkok floods were tested for using culture and polymerase chain reaction (PCR); 65 samples were PCR-positive for putatively non-pathogenic species, 1 sample contained a putatively pathogenic , and 6 samples contained clustering phylogenetically with the intermediate group. The low prevalence of pathogenic and intermediate in floodwater was consistent with the low number of human leptospirosis cases reported to the Bureau of Epidemiology in Thailand. This study provides baseline information on environmental in Bangkok together with a set of laboratory tests that could be readily deployed in the event of future flooding.

[open-access] This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene's Re-use License which permits unrestricted non-commercial use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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  • Received : 06 Mar 2013
  • Accepted : 02 Jul 2013

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