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Leptospira:

- describe flagella
- oxygen utilizer
- DNA
- LPS
- reservoirs
2 Periplasmic flagella hooked at one or both ends (like a ?)

Obligate aerobe

TWO circular choromosomes

Yes it has one

rodents
Describe the transmission of Leptospira
via contaminated food, water, and soil

because of urine from infected animal
Leptospira infection:

- when is the incidence hightest?
- person-to-person contact possible?
- when can epidemics occur?
Summertime

NO

after floods
In leptospira diseases, the severity of the disease correlates with what?
The type of strain
Describe the typical symptoms associated with Leptospira.
Mild influenza-like illness
Describe the typical disease progression of Leptospira
1-2 week incubation

Influenza-like illness WITH bacteremia

Second phase MAY occur one week later, characterized by flu-like symptoms plus abdominal pain and conjunctivitis.
In severe cases, leptospira may progress to what? x3
Vascular collapse
Pulmonary hemoorhage
Hepatic dysfunction