Latest Leptospira Stories
A 14-year-old boy's turnaround and quick recovery after mysteriously being stricken by brain-inflaming encephalitis -- which led to him being hospitalized for six weeks and put into a medically induced coma after falling critically ill -- shows that the newest generation of DNA analysis tools can be harnessed to reveal the cause of a life-threatening infection even when physicians have no suspects.
Scientists studying how marine bacteria move have discovered that a sharp variation in water current segregates right-handed bacteria from their left-handed brethren, impelling the microbes in opposite directions.
By de Souza, Alexandre Leite Leptospirosis is caused by pathogenic spirochetes of the genus Leptospira and remains a challenge for public health officials and researchers, presenting significantly high rates of morbidity and mortality1.
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