Leptospirosis is a recognised problem in Nepal, but very little information currently exists about the extent of this disease in Nepalese human and animal populations. This study aims to evaluate the major mammalian and environmental sources of infection for people by determining the distribution of Leptospira serovars in people and animals in Kaski district Nepal, where the disease is known to occur regularly.
The key organisations involved in this project are the Epidemiology and Disease Control Division, Nepal Health Research Council, and Kaski District Public Health Office within the Department of Health Services, Ministry of Health and Population, and the Central Regional Livestock Directorate, the Central Veterinary Laboratory (CVL) and the Kaski District Livestock Service Office (DLSO) within the Department of Livestock Services, Ministry of Agricultural Development.
Nepal CIP has now completed collection of convalescent blood samples from the human participants and simultaneously sampling their domestic animals and rodents trapped in their household. View preliminary results.