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Leptospirosis in the Pacific Northwest (February 26, 2013)

Dr. Sharon Grayzel

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Summary: This presentation discusses the re-emergence of leptospirosis in the Pacific Northwest and the evidence for increased incidence among dogs. It includes the results of the presenter’s study that examines the spatial, temporal, demographic and clinical features of canine cases in Oregon.

At the conclusion of this presentation, participants should be able to describe the evidence for re-emergence of leptospirosis in the Pacific Northwest and the demographics of dogs that are at risk for leptospirosis in this region.  They should be able to discuss factors that contribute to the difficulty in diagnosing leptospirosis.  They should also be able to compare and contrast current and past evidence of risks for infection in dogs and humans, risks and benefits of vaccination of dogs and risks for adverse vaccine events.