A stray 1 year-old male mongrel was referred to our Veterinary Teaching Hospital of Bari University. The animal exhibited severe depression, jaundice and hypothermia. Clinical findings, CBC and the biochemical profile suggested the dog had leptospirosis, which was later confirmed by positive PCR and microagglutination tests. Leptospirosis is now considered to be a “re-emerging” zoonosis in Italy given that certain Leptospira serovars, such as Leptospira Grippotyphosa and Leptospira Bratislava, are not included in current vaccine prophylaxis programs. As they are not regularly vaccinated, stray dogs are susceptible to all Leptospira serovars and thus represent a potential source of infection for humans.

Un caso di leptospirosi in un cane

RUBINO, Giuseppe Tomm.Rob;IARUSSI, FABRIZIO;PETAZZI, Ferruccio
2012

Abstract

A stray 1 year-old male mongrel was referred to our Veterinary Teaching Hospital of Bari University. The animal exhibited severe depression, jaundice and hypothermia. Clinical findings, CBC and the biochemical profile suggested the dog had leptospirosis, which was later confirmed by positive PCR and microagglutination tests. Leptospirosis is now considered to be a “re-emerging” zoonosis in Italy given that certain Leptospira serovars, such as Leptospira Grippotyphosa and Leptospira Bratislava, are not included in current vaccine prophylaxis programs. As they are not regularly vaccinated, stray dogs are susceptible to all Leptospira serovars and thus represent a potential source of infection for humans.
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