Evaluation of surveillance case definition in the diagnosis of leptospirosis, using the Microscopic Agglutination Test: a validation study

@inproceedings{Dassanayake2009EvaluationOS,
  title={Evaluation of surveillance case definition in the diagnosis of leptospirosis, using the Microscopic Agglutination Test: a validation study},
  author={Dinesh Lb Dassanayake and Harith Wimalaratna and Suneth Buddhika Agampodi and Veranja Chathurani Liyanapathirana and Thibbotumunuwe Acl Piyarathna and Bimba L Goonapienuwala},
  booktitle={BMC infectious diseases},
  year={2009}
}
BACKGROUND Leptospirosis is endemic in both urban and rural areas of Sri Lanka and there had been many out breaks in the recent past. This study was aimed at validating the leptospirosis surveillance case definition, using the Microscopic Agglutination Test (MAT). METHODS The study population consisted of patients with undiagnosed acute febrile illness who were admitted to the medical wards of the Teaching Hospital Kandy, from 1st July 2007 to 31st July 2008. The subjects were screened to… CONTINUE READING
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