Maru CZ 285 1966
The strain was isolated in 1962 in the Panama Canal Zone from surface water through hamster passage. It was described by Gale et al. (1966) as a new serovar named maru, reference strain CZ 285. (In Annex 1 and 2 of the list of 1967 (WHO, 1967) the strain is incorrectly designated as CZ 285 D and CZ 285 B respectively.)
The strain was submitted to factor analysis by Kmety (1977) and the results indicated that it should be placed in the subgroup to be named as Hebdomadis.
* Gale N.B., Alexander A.D., Evans L.B., Yager R.H., Metheney R.A. An outbreak of leptospirosis among U.S. army troops in the Canal Zone. II. Isolation and characterization of the isolates. Amer. J. Trop. Med. Hyg. 15, no. 1, 1966, 64-70.
* WHO: Current Problems in Leptospirosis Research. Wld. Hlth. Org. Tech. Rep. Ser. No. 380, Geneva 1967, p.32.
* Kmety E. Studium antigennej structury leptospir. Klasifikacia serologickej skupiny Hebdomadis. Folia Fac. Med. Univ. Comenianae Bratisl. XV., 2, 1977, 245-309.
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