Leptospira spp

Pathogen Type: bacteria

Vectors

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Family:
Leptospiraceae
Genus:
Leptospira
Class:
Spirochaetes
Leptospira species are spiral-shaped, Gram-negative Spirochese bacterium. They are found worldwide and can occupy diverse environments, habitats and life cycles. They are most frequently associated with stagnant water reservoirs, such as bogs, ponds, puddles, and shallow lakes.

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