Factors associated with Leptospira sp infection in a large urban center in northeastern Brazil.

@article{Dias2007FactorsAW,
  title={Factors associated with Leptospira sp infection in a large urban center in northeastern Brazil.},
  author={Juarez Pereira Dias and Maria Gl{\'o}ria Teixeira and Maria da Conceiç{\~a}o N. Costa and Carlos Maur{\'i}cio Cardeal Mendes and Patricia F Guimaraes and Mitermayer G Reis and Albert S Ko and Mauricio Lima Barreto},
  journal={Revista da Sociedade Brasileira de Medicina Tropical},
  year={2007},
  volume={40 5},
  pages={499-504}
}
Leptospirosis is a zoonotic disease that has emerged to cause epidemics in urban communities in developing countries. However, little is known about the infection in the general population. A seroprevalence survey was performed on a random sample of 1,390 subjects in Salvador, Brazil. Data on environmental and socioeconomic factors were collected. The microagglutination test of serum samples was used to show any prior Leptospira infection. The overall seroprevalence was 12.4%. Among the… CONTINUE READING
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