1921
Volume 19, Issue 3
  • ISSN: 0002-9637
  • E-ISSN: 1476-1645
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Abstract

Abstract

To determine the pathogenicity of in water and soil in Malaysia, we collected specimens and inoculated them into hamsters. Utilizing a rather sharply circumscribed time of death from leptospirosis following inoculation, we developed a screening method to test many soil and water samples for the presence of pathogenic . Of 13,850 inoculated hamsters, 1,415 died in 20 days. There were 366 leptospiral isolations, 86% of which were obtained from animals dying between the 8th and 12th days after inoculation. An inverse linear relation of log dose and death time of hamsters following inoculation of was demonstrated. Counts of virulent indicate that fewer than nine inoculated intraperitoneally are often lethal for hamsters.

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1970-05-01
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  • Accepted : 15 Oct 1969

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