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Welcome to Leptospirosis New Zealand.

Welcome to the Leptospirosis, New Zealand web-site which brings together information and news on Leptospirosis. The web-site is aimed at anyone wanting to know about the disease for any reason: from those with a general interest to those with specific needs such as those in farming, rural industries, veterinary services, animal health companies and research. The site is open to all and is aimed to allow users to easily find general information or to those wanting more specific details either on the site and or through links to other sites

ILS-2017 :  Palmerston North , New Zealand.

The 10th International Leptospirosis Society Meeting will be held in Palmerston North, Manawatu New Zealand.  

It will start on Monday 27th November and will run until Friday 1st December 2017.

Registratons open - 1 November 2016  :   Details can found here www.ILS2017.org.nz

 

 

 

 

 

 

F L A G

The Farmer Leptospirosis Action Group project team features representatives from Rural Women New Zealand, the Deer Farmers’ Association, Beef + Lamb New Zealand, Federated Farmers and the New Zealand Veterinary Association.

Massey University veterinary researchers have joined the action group FLAG with the aim of gaining a greater understanding of leptospirosis and its effect on the New Zealand agricultural industry.

With funding from the government’s Sustainable Farming Fund, Massey researchers have devised a Farmer Leptospirosis Action Group that hopes to find out if leptospirosis affects productivity.

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Leptospirosis

Leptospirosis is a disease caused by bacteria known as Leptospira. It can affect almost all mammals, and is one of the most common diseases transmitted from animals to humans.

As New Zealand has only two native land mammals (both bats), Leptospira are thought to have come to New Zealand via imported stock animals and other introduced mammals such as rats, hedgehogs and possums. This situation is unique and influences the management strategies and decisions around diagnostics in this country.

 

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