Leptospirosis

Common Name(s)

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 504 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

The hanta hunting study: underdiagnosis of Puumala hantavirus infections in symptomatic non-travelling leptospirosis-suspected patients in the Netherlands, in 2010 and April to November 2011.
 

Author(s): M Goeijenbier, R A Hartskeerl, J Reimerink, J Verner-Carlsson, J F Wagenaar, M G Goris, B E Martina, Å Lundkvist, M Koopmans, A D Osterhaus, E C van Gorp, C B Reusken

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Leptospirosis and haemorrhagic fever with renal syndrome (HFRS) are hard to distinguish clinically since these two important rodent-borne zoonoses share hallmark symptoms such as renal failure and haemorrhage. Leptospirosis is caused by infection with a spirochete while HFRS is the ...

Last Updated: 20 Aug 2014

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El Niño Southern Oscillation and leptospirosis outbreaks in New Caledonia.
 

Author(s): Daniel Weinberger, Noémie Baroux, Jean-Paul Grangeon, Albert I Ko, Cyrille Goarant

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Leptospirosis is an important cause of seasonal outbreaks in New Caledonia and the tropics. Using time series derived from high-quality laboratory-based surveillance from 2000-2012, we evaluated whether climatic factors, including El Niño Southern Oscillation (ENSO) and meteorological ...

Last Updated: 18 Apr 2014

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Social cost of leptospirosis cases attributed to the 2011 disaster striking Nova Friburgo, Brazil.
 

Author(s): Carlos Pereira, Martha Barata, Aline Trigo

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The aim of this study was to estimate the social cost of the leptospirosis cases that were attributed to the natural disaster of January 2011 in Nova Friburgo (State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) through a partial economic assessment. This study utilized secondary data supplied by the ...

Last Updated: 17 Apr 2014

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The terms "Leptospirosis" returned 44 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

A retrospective analysis of the leptospirosis research in Colombia.
 

Author(s): Andrea Dechner

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Leptospirosis is a re-emerging infectious disease whose prevalence is often underestimated, not only in Colombia, but in most developing countries. The objective of this paper is to assess the research status of leptospirosis in Colombia in order to identify trends, knowledge gaps, ...

Last Updated: 12 Mar 2014

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Leptospirosis, an emerging zoonotic disease in Malaysia.
 

Author(s): S Thayaparan, I D Robertson, A Fairuz, L Suut, M T Abdullah

Journal: Malays J Pathol. 2013 Dec;35(2):123-32.

 

Leptospirosis is an endemic disease in Malaysia and recently has received increasing attention mainly due to several recent incidents that have resulted in human mortality which have alarmed health professionals in Malaysia. The increasing incidence of leptospirosis in forested regions ...

Last Updated: 23 Dec 2013

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Leptospirosis in the western Indian Ocean islands: what is known so far?
 

Author(s): Amélie Desvars, Alain Michault, Pascale Bourhy

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In the past decade, leptospirosis has emerged as a major zoonosis with a worldwide distribution. The disease is caused by bacteria of the genus Leptospira. The western Indian Ocean includes more than one hundred tropical or subequatorial islands where leptospirosis constitutes a major ...

Last Updated: 15 Nov 2013

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French West Indies Leptospirosis Study
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Leptospirosis

 

Last Updated: 25 May 2012

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Last Updated: 27 Nov 2013

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Rapid Diagnostic Tests and Clinical/Laboratory Predictors of Tropical Diseases In Patients With Persistent Fever in Cambodia, Nepal, Democratic Republic of the Congo and Sudan (NIDIAG-Fever)
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Visceral Leishmaniasis; Human African Trypanosomiasis; Enteric Fever; Melioidosis; Brucellosis; Leptospirosis; Relapsing Fever; Rickettsial Diseases; HIV; Tuberculosis; Malaria; Amoebic Liver Abscess

 

Last Updated: 6 Oct 2014

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