Leptospira and Leptospirosis

  • Ben Adler

Part of the Current Topics in Microbiology and Immunology book series (CT MICROBIOLOGY, volume 387)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Paul N. Levett
    Pages 11-20
  3. Caroline E. Cameron
    Pages 21-41
  4. Mathieu Picardeau
    Pages 43-63
  5. David A. Haake, Paul N. Levett
    Pages 65-97
  6. William A. Ellis
    Pages 99-137
  7. Gerald L. Murray
    Pages 139-185
  8. David A. Haake, Wolfram R. Zückert
    Pages 187-221
  9. Richard L. Zuerner
    Pages 223-250
  10. Ben Adler
    Pages 251-272
  11. Rudy A. Hartskeerl, Lee D. Smythe
    Pages 273-288
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 289-293

About this book


This volume covers all aspects of infection by pathogenic Leptospira species, the causative agents of the world’s most widespread zoonosis. Topics include aspects of human and animal leptospirosis as well as detailed analyses of our current knowledge of leptospiral structure and physiology, epidemiology, pathogenesis, genomics, immunity and vaccines. Updates are presented on leptospiral systematics, identification and diagnostics, as well as practical information on culture of Leptospira. Contact information is also provided for Leptospira reference centers.
All chapters were written by experts in the field, providing an invaluable reference source for scientists, veterinarians, clinicians and all others with an interest in leptospirosis.



Host response Host-pathogen interaction Leptospira Leptospiraceae Leptospiral vaccines Pathogenesis Zoonosis

Editors and affiliations

  • Ben Adler
    • 1
  1. 1.Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence in Structural and Functional Microbial GenomicsMonash UniversityClaytonAustralia

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