Brooke Finkmoore

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Leptospirosis disproportionately affects residents of urban slums. To understand the knowledge, attitudes, and practices regarding leptospirosis, we conducted a cross-sectional study among residents of an urban slum community in Salvador, Brazil. Of the 257 residents who were interviewed, 225 (90%) were aware of leptospirosis and more than two-thirds of(More)
BACKGROUND HTLV-1 is associated with increased susceptibility to Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection and severity of tuberculosis. Although previous studies have shown that HTLV-1 infected individuals have a low frequency of positive tuberculin skin test (TST) and decreasing in lymphoproliferative responses compared to HTLV-1 uninfected persons, these(More)
Background HTLV-1 infection increases susceptibility and severity of tuberculosis. Despite the documentation of a decreased in vitro and in vivo T cells response to mycobacterial antigens, the reasons of the HTLV-1 infection increase the susceptibility and make worse the clinic course of tuberculosis are not understood. For instance, it is not known if(More)
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