Leptospira Ballum Infection in a Shrew (Blarina Brevicauda Brevicauda)

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  • New Bolton Center, School of Veterinary Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Kennett Square, Pennsylvania

Summary

Leptospira ballum was isolated from the kidney of one of three shrews (Blarina brevicauda brevicauda) live-trapped in Southeastern Pennsylvania. It is the first such isolation from a shrew in the United States.

Author Notes

Assigned to the School of Veterinary Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, by Laboratory Services, Animal Disease Eradication Division, Agricultural Research Service, United States Department of Agriculture.

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