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Online Journal of Veterinary Research

(Including Medical and Laboratory Research)

Established 1994

ISSN 1328-925X


Volume 28(5): 291-293, 2024.

Leptospira serovars isolated from rodents.


Niwetpathomwat A1, Doungchawee G2


1Department of Veterinary Medicine, Faculty of Veterinary Science, Chulalongkorn University, 2Pathobiology, Faculty of Science, Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand.




Niwetpathomwat A, Doungchawee G, Leptospira serovars isolated from rodents, Onl J Vet Res., 28(5): 291-293, 2024. Leptospirosis is a major public health disease transmitted by direct or indirect contact with leptospira reservoir rodents or other mammals. Sixteen Rattus rattus, 19 R. novergicus and 7 Suncus murinus rodents were trapped in Thailand, then confirmed to be infected with leptospira by apple green fluorescence reaction in renal tubules. We isolated FITC conjugated, rabbit anti-leptospira antibodies serovars bataviae, bratislava, canicola, hebdomadis, javanica and pyogenes to detect leptospira spp in rodent kidneys. We found mostly Rattus novergicus had highest prevalence of 63% while Rattus rattus 6% and Suncus murinus 14% with prevalence of each leptospira serovar ranging 12% to 29% mostly serovar canicola.


KEYWORDS: Rodents, prevalence, Leptospirosis, serovars, immunofluorecense, prevalence.