Omar, Chipepa & Muleya

 

First Serological Detection of Leptospirosis in Zambia with Special Reference to Bovine and Swine Infertility, by M.A. Omar, J.A.S. Chipepa and S.S. Muleya, Zambia Journal of Science & Technology, Vol.8, no.1, September 1989, Pg.31-35

ABSTRACT

Eleven pathogenic serotypes of Leptospirae were detected and reported from Lusaka abattoirs. The incidence of leptospirosis was 16.31% in cattle and 7.82% in pigs from abattoir materials. The role of pigs in transmission of the infection to cattle as noted in two leptospirosis outbreaks causing endometritis and abortions on a dairy farm, as well as the role of water pools in dambo area are discussed.

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