Autochthonous Leptospirosis in South-East Austria, 2004–2012

  title={Autochthonous Leptospirosis in South-East Austria, 2004–2012},
  author={Martin Hoenigl and Carina Wallner and Franz Allerberger and Friedrich Schmoll and Katharina Seeber and Jasmin Wagner and Thomas Valentin and Ines Zollner-Schwetz and Holger Flick and Robert Krause},
  booktitle={PloS one},
BACKGROUND Leptospirosis is one of the world's mostly spread zoonoses causing acute fever. Over years, leptospirosis has been reported to occur rarely in Austria and Germany (annual incidence of 0.06/100,000 in Germany). Only imported cases have been on the increase. Objectives of this case-series study were to retrospectively assess epidemiologic and clinical characteristics of leptospirosis illnesses in South-East Austria, to describe risk exposures for autochthonous infections, and to… CONTINUE READING
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