human leptospirosis cases and the prevalence of rats harbouring leptospira interrogans in urban areas of tokyo, japan.thirteen patients with leptospirosis were identified, as confirmed by laboratory analysis during the last 5 years in our laboratory, who came from urban areas of tokyo, japan. all of the patients came into contact with rats before the onset of illness. seventeen per cent of norway rats captured in the inner cities of tokyo carried leptospires in their kidneys. most of these rat isolates were leptospira interrogans serovar copenhageni/icterohaemorrhagiae. antibodies against these serovars and the ...200919528143
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