"Welcome to the new home of the International Leptospirosis Society! We hope that this website will serve as a portal for leptospirosis researchers and information about leptospirosis." - David A. Haake, ILS President
Membership of the Society is open to everybody interested in leptospirosis.
There are no costs involved with membership of the Society.
To join the society, join the ILS Google Group
This group is the principle means of communication between ILS members.
MAT Proficiency Testing: Any laboratory performing the microscopic agglutination test (MAT) can learn about the quality of their MAT testing and improve their performance of the MAT by participating in the International Leptospirosis MAT Proficiency Testing Scheme.
Movie of a L. biflexa strain Patoc I cell swimming in a 0.5% methylcellulose solution. The motion was recorded using a high-speed camera (500 fps). The movie is shown at ten-times reduced speed. Provided by Shuichi Nakamura of Tohoku University, Japan.
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