Author(s): Gouveia EL, Metcalfe J, de Carvalho AL, Aires TS, VillasboasBisneto JC,
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Abstract We report the emergence of leptospirosis-associated severe pulmonary hemorrhagic syndrome (SPHS) in slum communities in Salvador, Brazil. Although active surveillance did not identify SPHS before 2003, 47 cases were identified from 2003 through 2005; the case-fatality rate was 74\%. By 2005, SPHS caused 55\% of the deaths due to leptospirosis.
This article was published in Emerg Infect Dis
and referenced in Journal of Proteomics & Bioinformatics