Leptospyral infections: Lyme disease: Babesiosis: Orf virus disease: report to the Minister for Health and the Minister for Agriculture and Food on certain zoonotic diseases

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/245172
Title:
Leptospyral infections: Lyme disease: Babesiosis: Orf virus disease: report to the Minister for Health and the Minister for Agriculture and Food on certain zoonotic diseases
Authors:
Food Safety Advisory Committee
Publisher:
Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI)
Issue Date:
Jun-1992
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/245172
Item Type:
Report
Language:
en
Description:
Since Leptospira icterohaemorrhagiae was first demonstrated as the cause of Weil's Disease in Japan in 1914, over 130 serotypes have been identified and Leptospirosis in man or animals has been caused by most of them. The spread of infection in each case is along a similar path. An animal , frequently a rat or other rodent serves as the host , often suffering little from the infection, but shedding Leptospira in his urine for a long time. In stagnant water or wet soil contaminated by urine, the Leptospires survive for long periods (sometimes months) and if during this period they come in contact with human skin, or mucous membranes of the eyes or nasopharynx, they may invade the blood stream and cause infection.
Keywords:
FOOD SAFETY; DISEASE
Local subject classification:
ZOONOSIS
Series/Report no.:
11

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorFood Safety Advisory Committeeen_GB
dc.date.accessioned2012-09-20T08:13:13Z-
dc.date.available2012-09-20T08:13:13Z-
dc.date.issued1992-06-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/245172-
dc.descriptionSince Leptospira icterohaemorrhagiae was first demonstrated as the cause of Weil's Disease in Japan in 1914, over 130 serotypes have been identified and Leptospirosis in man or animals has been caused by most of them. The spread of infection in each case is along a similar path. An animal , frequently a rat or other rodent serves as the host , often suffering little from the infection, but shedding Leptospira in his urine for a long time. In stagnant water or wet soil contaminated by urine, the Leptospires survive for long periods (sometimes months) and if during this period they come in contact with human skin, or mucous membranes of the eyes or nasopharynx, they may invade the blood stream and cause infection.en_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherFood Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI)en_GB
dc.relation.ispartofseries11en_GB
dc.subjectFOOD SAFETYen_GB
dc.subjectDISEASEen_GB
dc.subject.otherZOONOSISen_GB
dc.titleLeptospyral infections: Lyme disease: Babesiosis: Orf virus disease: report to the Minister for Health and the Minister for Agriculture and Food on certain zoonotic diseasesen_GB
dc.typeReporten
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