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Weis, Sonia; Hartmann, Katrin (2017): Infektionen mit Leptospiren bei der Katze. In: Tierärztliche Praxis Ausgabe Kleintiere Heimtiere, Vol. 45, No. 2: pp. 103-108
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Leptospirosis is a widespread zoonosis found in over 150 mammalian species. Subclinically infected rodents and farm animals serve as re servoir hosts. Cats are exposed to leptospires regularly, particularly through hunting infected rodents. However, clinical leptospirosis is rare in cats. Nevertheless, infected cats can shed the pathogen through urine and thus, cats could play an important role in the epidemiology of leptospires.