A New Possibility for Surveillance: Do We Identify All Cases of Leptospirosis?

@inproceedings{Fontes2015ANP,
  title={A New Possibility for Surveillance: Do We Identify All Cases of Leptospirosis?},
  author={Raissa Matos Fontes and Luciano Pamplona de G{\'o}es Cavalcanti and Augusto C{\'e}sar Arag{\~a}o Oliveira and Laiane Fernanda de Melo BEZERRA and Almira Maria Monteiro Gomes and Jeov{\'a} Keny Baima Colares and Danielle Malta Lima},
  booktitle={Revista do Instituto de Medicina Tropical de Sao Paulo},
  year={2015}
}
Leptospirosis is a febrile disease with a typically underestimated global incidence, especially in regions where dengue is endemic. Therefore, it is difficult to accurately determine the number of leptospirosis cases in these areas, which contributes to significant under-reporting this disease. In this study, we estimated the number of possible leptospirosis cases among dengue-like cases that were reported during 2008, 2010, and 2012 in the city of Fortaleza, northeast Brazil. Patients were… CONTINUE READING