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Detection of genotypes and serotypes of Leptospira isolated from severe leptospirosis patients

NRC Grant: 17-098

Prof. Shiroma Handunnetti
Institute of Biochemistry, Molecular Biology and Biotechnology (IBMBB)
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Area of Research:  Molecular Immunology, Cellular and Molecular Biology
Status:   Ongoing

 

Objectives

General Objective:

To determine the pathogenic Leptospira serovars and genotypes in severe leptospirosis in Sri Lanka

Specific Objectives

  1. To identify the Leptospira spp in patients with severe and mild leptospirosis infections
  2. To determine the probable serovar(s)/serogroup(s) associated with severe and mild leptospirosis
  3. To determine the DNA relatedness between serogroups and serovars among the species isolated from these human leptospirosis infections