An outbreak of leptospirosis, Thailand--the importance of the laboratory.

@article{Sejvar2005AnOO,
  title={An outbreak of leptospirosis, Thailand--the importance of the laboratory.},
  author={James Sejvar and Waraluk Tangkanakul and Pongsawat Ratanasang and Scott F Dowell and Noppadol Sangjun and Sandra L. Bragg and David Ashford and Jordan W. Tappero},
  journal={The Southeast Asian journal of tropical medicine and public health},
  year={2005},
  volume={36 2},
  pages={289-95}
}
The reported incidence of leptospirosis increased 30-fold in Thailand between 1995 and 2000. Despite many hypotheses to explain the increase, the true etiology remains unknown. We conducted a review of the national surveillance system for leptospirosis, examining the reporting practices, system attributes, and utilization of laboratory confirmation in two northeastern provinces. Using standard guidelines for evaluation of public health surveillance systems, we assessed the timeliness… CONTINUE READING

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