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Leptospirosis Reference Laboratory

Leptospirosis is a potentially lethal disease and occurs in all parts of Australia with the highest incidence of the disease in Queensland. Leptospirosis is a notifiable disease.

The Leptospirosis Reference Laboratory is accredited by:

The laboratory is a WHO/FAO/OIE Collaborating Centre for Reference and Research on Leptospirosis, Australia and Western Pacific Region.

We collaborate extensively with universities and government departments and perform research, surveillance and diagnosis in the human and veterinary fields.

Leptospira serovar fact sheets

Leptospirosis Reference Laboratory

Email: lee_smythe@health.qld.gov.au
Phone: +61 7 3274 9064 / +61 7 3274 9061
Fax: +61 7 3274 9175
Post: PO Box 594
ARCHERFIELD QLD 4108
Location: 39 Kessels Road
COOPERS PLAINS QLD 4108

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OIE Reference Laboratory
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Last Updated: 15 May 2013
Last Reviewed: 15 May 2013