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Publications from New Zealand

Dreyfus, A., Wilson, P., Benschop, J., Collins-Emerson, J., Verdugo, C., Heuer, C. [2018] Seroprevalence and Herd-Level Risk Factors for Seroprevalence of  Leptospira   Spp. In Sheep, Beef Cattle and Deer in New Zealand. N Z Vet J (Aug 19 2018): 1-27.  doi 

Shrestha, R., McKenzie, J.S., Gautam, M., Adhikary, R., Pandey, K., Koirala, P., Bc, G.B., Miller, L.C., Collins-Emerson, J., Craig, S.B., Shrestha, S., Heuer, C. [2018]. Determinants of clinical leptospirosis in Nepal.. Zoonoses Public Health. doi 

Guernier, V., Goarant, C., Benschop, J.Lau, C.L. [2018] A systematic review of human and animal leptospirosis in the Pacific Islands reveals pathogen and reservoir diversity. PLoS Negl Trop Dis 12[5].doi 10.1371/journal.pntd.0006503 

Benschop, J., Collins-Emerson, J., Maskill, A., O'Connor, P., Tunbridge, M., Yupiana, Y., Weston, J. [2017] Leptospirosis in three workers on a dairy farm with unvaccinated cattle. N Z Med J v130(1462). 

Vallee, E., Ridler, A.L., Heuer, C., Collins-Emerson, J.M., Benschop, J., Wilson, P.R. [2017] Effectiveness of a commercial leptospiral vaccine on urinary shedding in naturally exposed sheep in New Zealand. Vaccine 35, no. 9:1362-68. doi:10.1016/j.vaccine.2016.04.037 

Pittavino, M., Dreyfus, A., Heuer, C., Benschop, J., Wilson, P.R., Collins-Emerson, J.M., Torgerson, P.R, Furrer. R. [2017] Comparison between Generalized Linear Modelling and Additive Bayesian Network; Identification of Factors Associated with the Incidence of Antibodies against Leptospira Interrogans sv Pomona in Meat Workers in New Zealand. Acta Trop . doi:10.1016/j.actatropica.2017.04.034 

Pittavino, M., Dreyfus, A., Heuer, C., Benschop, J., Wilson, P.R., Collins-Emerson, J.M., Torgerson, P.R., Furrer, R. [2017] Data on Leptospira Interrogans sv Pomona Infection in Meat Workers in New Zealand. Data in Brief . doi:10.1016/j.dib.2017.05.053

Heuer, C., Yuplana, Y., Collins-Emerson, J., Benschop, J., Weston, J., Wilkinson, D., Vallee, E., Wilson, P. [2017] Leptospira shedding in dairy herds: New findings. VetScript 45-46.

Heuer, C., Yupiana, Y., Wilson, P., Benschop, J., Collins-Emerson, J., Vallée, E., Weston, J. (2015) Are vaccinated dairy cows shedding leptospires? VetScript XXXVIII 7-34. (In Press)

Vallée E., Heuer C., Collins-Emerson J.M., Benschop J., Wilson P.R. 2015. Serological patterns, antibody half-life and shedding in urine of Leptospira spp. in naturally exposed sheep. New Zealand Veterinary Journal: 1-32. doi: 10.1080/00480169.2015.1049668

Fang, F., Collins-Emerson, J.M., Cullum, A., Heuer, C., Wilson, P.R., & Benschop. J. 2015. Shedding and seroprevalence of pathogenic Leptospira spp. in sheep and cattle at a New Zealand abattoir. Zoonoses and Public Health. doi: 10.1111/zph.12146

Sanhueza J.M., Heuer C., Wilson P.R., Benschop J., Collins-Emerson J.M. 2015.  Prevalence and risk factors for Leptospira exposure in New Zealand veterinarians.. Epidemiology and infection doi: 10.1017/S0950268815000515

Dreyfus, A, Wilson, P, Collins-Emerson, J, Benschop, J, Moore, S, & Heuer, C. 2015. Risk factors for new infection with Leptospira in meat workers in New Zealand. Occupational and Environmental Medicine. doi: 10.1136/oemed-2014-102457

Dreyfus, A, Heuer, C., Wilson, P., Collins-Emerson, J., Baker, M., & Benschop, J. 2014. Risk of infection and associated flu-like disease among abattoir workers due to two Leptospira species. Epidemiology and Infection. doi:10.1017/S0950268814002477

Dreyfus, A, Benschop, J., Collins-Emerson, J., Wilson, P., Baker, M. & Heuer, C. 2014. Sero-prevalence and Risk Factors for Leptospirosis in Abattoir Workers in New Zealand. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 11(2), 1756-1775. doi:10.3390/ijerph110201756

Fang, F., Benschop, J., Wilson, P., Collins-Emerson, J., Heuer, C., & Prattley, D. 2014. Sero-prevalence and exposure to risk factors for leptospirosis among veterinary students at Massey University. New  Zealand  Veterinary Journal 62(3), 130-135. doi: 10.1080/00480169.2013.862161.  

Fang, F., Collins-Emerson, J.M., Cullum, A., Heuer, C., Wilson, P.R., & Benschop. J. 2014. Shedding and seroprevalence of pathogenic Leptospira spp. in sheep and cattle at a New Zealand abattoir. Zoonoses and Public Health. doi: 10.1111/zph.12146

Fang, F., Collins-Emerson, J.M., Heuer, C., Hill, F.J., Tisdall, D. J., Wilson, P.R., & Benschop, J. 2014. Inter-laboratory and between-specimen comparisons of diagnostic tests for leptospirosis in sheep and cattle. Journal of Veterinary Diagnostic Investigation, doi: 10.1177/1040638714548476

Jancloes, M.F., Bertherat, E., Scheider, C., Belmain, S., Munoz-Zanzi, C., Hartskeerl, R., Costa, F., Denis, J., & Benschop, J. 2014. Towards a “One Health” Strategy Against Leptospirosis. Planet@Risk, 2(3), 204-206. http://planet-risk.org/index.php/pr/article/view/94

Mansell, C., & Benschop, J. 2014. Leptospirosis is an important multi-species zoonotic disease in New Zealand. Invited editorial. New Zealand Medical Journal, 127 (1388).http://journal.nzma.org.nz/journal/127-1388/5980/

Sanhueza J.M., Heuer C., Wilson P.R., Benschop J., Collins-Emerson J.M. 2015.  Prevalence and risk factors for Leptospira exposure in New Zealand veterinarians.. Epidemiology and infection doi: dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0950268815000515

Subharat, S., Wilson, P. R., Heuer, C., & Collins-Emerson, J. M. (2012, January). Growth response and shedding of Leptospira spp. in urine following vaccination for leptospirosis in young farmed deer.. N Z Vet J, 60(1), 14-20. doi:10.1080/00480169.2011.624985

AL Harland, NJ Cave, BR Jones, J Benschop, JJ Donald, AC Midwinter, RA Squires & JM Collins- Emerson (2012): A serological survey of leptospiral antibodies in dogs in New Zealand, New Zealand Veterinary Journal, Eprint, DOI:10.1080/00480169.2012.719212

Supatsak Subharat, Peter R. Wilson, Cord Heuer, Julie M. Collins-Emerson. Evaluation of a SYTO9 real-time polymerase chain reaction assay to detect and identify pathogenic Leptospira species in kidney tissue and urine of New Zealand farmed deer. JVDI July 2011 vol. 23 no. 4 743-752

S. Subharat, PR Wilson, C. Heuer, JM Collins-Emerson . Vaccination for leptospirosis improved the weaning percentage of 2-year-old farmed red deer hinds in New Zealand. New Zealand Vet Journal 59(4):191-196

Subharat S, Wilson P, Heuer C, Collins-Emerson J, Smythe L, Dohnt M, Craig S, Burns M. Serosurvey of leptospirosis and investigation of a possible novel serovar Arborea in farmed deer in New Zealand. New Zealand Vet Journal 59(3):139-42

Dorjee, S., C. Heuer, R. Jackson, D. M. West, J. M. Collins-Emerson, A. C. Midwinter, and A. L. Ridler. 2010. Assessment of occupational exposure to leptospirosis in a sheep-only abattoir. Epidemiol Infect: in press available on-line

Ayanegui-Alcerreca MA., Wilson PR., Mackintosh CG., Collins-Emerson JM., Heuer C. Midwinter AC., Castillo-Alcala F, 2010 Regional seroprevalence of leptospirosis on deer farms in New Zealand. New Zealand Veterinary Journal, Volume 58, Issue 4, pp 184-189

Benschop, J., Heuer, C., Jaros, P., Collins-Emerson, J. M., Midwinter, A. C., Wilson, P. R. (2009). Sero-prevalence of leptospirosis in workers at a New Zealand slaughterhouse. New Zealand Medical Journal, 122(1307), 39-47.

Dorjee S, Heuer C, Jackson R, West DM, Collins-Emerson JM, Midwinter AC, Ridler AL. Are white-spot lesions in kidneys in sheep associated with leptospirosis? 2009 New Zealand Vet J. 57(1):28-33