New images of spirochetes

Marianne Eklund

Marianne Eklund (Dept. of Bacteriology, National Veterinary Institute, Uppsala) is preparing the spirochete samples and the microscope for photography.

Dark field micrographs of Borrelia burgdorferi and Leptospira interrogans have now been included in VetBact. B. burgdorferi is the etiological agent of Lyme borreliosis (or Lyme disease). Humans, dogs, horses, cattle and cats are at risk of infection.

Certain serovars of Leptospira spp. may cause leptospirosis in humans, cattle, pigs, horses and companion animals.

The information in the bacterial pages of  VetBact about Borrelia spp. and Leptospira spp. has recently been updated.

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