alexa Leptospirosis
Infectious Diseases

Infectious Diseases

Air & Water Borne Diseases

Author(s): PAUL N LEVETT

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Leptospirosis is now identified as one of the emerging infectious diseases, exemplified by recent large outbreaks in Nicaragua (78, 100, 349, 507, 581), Brazil, India (645), southeast Asia, the United States (98, 102), and most recently in several countries as a result of the EcoChallenge Sabah 2000 competition in Malaysia (99, 126, 204). In the landmark Institute of Medicine report “Emerging Infections: Microbial Threats to Health in the United States,” leptospirosis was used as an example of an infection which had in the past caused signifi- cant morbidity in military personnel deployed in tropical areas

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This article was published in CLINICAL MICROBIOLOGY REVIEWS and referenced in Air & Water Borne Diseases

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