Leptospirosis

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Leptospirosis

Leptospirosis is an infectious bacterial disease that affects both humans and animals. Humans become infected through direct contact with the urine of infected animals or through urine-contaminated environments, where the bacteria enter into the system through cuts and abrasions of the skin or through the eyes, nose, and mouth. Leptospirosis occurs worldwide, but is most prevalent in tropical and subtropical regions, with outbreaks common following excessive rainfall or flooding. Signs and symptoms of leptospirosis can range from a mild flu-like illness to a more serious and sometimes fatal disease. In the early stages, symptoms include high fever, severe headache, muscle pain, chills, redness of the eyes, hives, abdominal pain, jaundice, hemorrhages in the skin, vomiting, diarrhea, and rash.

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Scientific Literature

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The terms "Leptospirosis" returned 537 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Spatio-temporal patterns of leptospirosis in Thailand: is flooding a risk factor?
 

Author(s): S Suwanpakdee, J Kaewkungwal, L J White, N Asensio, P Ratanakorn, P Singhasivanon, N P J Day, W Pan-Ngum

Journal: Epidemiol. Infect.. 2015 Jul;143(10):2106-15.

 

We studied the temporal and spatial patterns of leptospirosis, its association with flooding and animal census data in Thailand. Flood data from 2010 to 2012 were extracted from spatial information taken from satellite images. The incidence rate ratio (IRR) was used to determine the ...

Last Updated: 8 Jun 2015

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Trends in human leptospirosis in Denmark, 1980 to 2012.
 

Author(s): L B van Alphen, S Ethelberg, S Villumsen, K A Krogfelt

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Last Updated: 13 Mar 2015

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Trends in human leptospirosis in Denmark, 1980 to 2012.
 

Author(s): M Goris, R Hartskeerl

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Last Updated: 13 Mar 2015

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The terms "Leptospirosis" returned 50 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Leptospirosis in humans.
 

Author(s): David A Haake, Paul N Levett

Journal: Curr. Top. Microbiol. Immunol.. 2015 ;387():65-97.

 

Leptospirosis is a widespread and potentially fatal zoonosis that is endemic in many tropical regions and causes large epidemics after heavy rainfall and flooding. Infection results from direct or indirect exposure to infected reservoir host animals that carry the pathogen in their ...

Last Updated: 12 Nov 2014

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Animal leptospirosis in Latin America and the Caribbean countries: reported outbreaks and literature review (2002-2014).
 

Author(s): Jessica Petrakovsky, Alejandra Bianchi, Helen Fisun, Patricia Nájera-Aguilar, Martha Maria Pereira

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Leptospirosis is a worldwide zoonotic disease whose transmission is linked through multiple factors in the animal-human-ecosystem interface. The data on leptospirosis reported to the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) for Latin America and Caribbean (LAC) countries/sovereign ...

Last Updated: 18 Oct 2014

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Globalization of leptospirosis through travel and migration.
 

Author(s): Medhani Bandara, Mahesha Ananda, Kolitha Wickramage, Elisabeth Berger, Suneth Agampodi

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Leptospirosis remains the most widespread zoonotic disease in the world, commonly found in tropical or temperate climates. While previous studies have offered insight into intra-national and intra-regional transmission, few have analyzed transmission across international borders. ...

Last Updated: 15 Aug 2014

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French West Indies Leptospirosis Study
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Leptospirosis

 

Last Updated: 27 Jul 2015

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Last Updated: 27 Jul 2015

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