Chapter 10. Leptospira interrogans

  1. Michael H. Gerardi and
  2. Mel C. Zimmerman

Published Online: 28 JAN 2005

DOI: 10.1002/0471710431.ch10

Wastewater Pathogens

Wastewater Pathogens

How to Cite

Gerardi, M. H. and Zimmerman, M. C. (2004) Leptospira interrogans, in Wastewater Pathogens, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/0471710431.ch10

Author Information

  1. The Pennsylvania State University, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 28 JAN 2005
  2. Published Print: 22 OCT 2004

Book Series:

  1. Wastewater Microbiology Series

Book Series Editors:

  1. Michael H. Gerardi

Series Editor Information

  1. The Pennsylvania State University, USA

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780471206927

Online ISBN: 9780471710431



  • Leptospira interrogans;
  • Leptospira;
  • gram-negative spirochetes;
  • symptoms;
  • transmission


Leptospirosis is a disease of concern to wastewater personnel, especially sewer system personnel. Leptospirosis is caused by several species of bacteria in the genus Leptospira. The most frequently identified bacterium associated with the disease is Leptospira interrogans.