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Abstract

The bacteria that cause leptospirosis are found worldwide and can cause clinical disease in most mammals. Dogs, and less commonly cats, can become infected with , which can cause a variety of clinical signs, ranging from mild and non-specific to severe, multi-systemic, fulminant disease that can lead to death. Both species can also be asymptomatic shedders of this potential zoonosis in the urine, so awareness and control of the disease is important from a public health perspective. Last reviewed 2016

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