Human leptospirosis in Somalia: a serological survey.

  title={Human leptospirosis in Somalia: a serological survey.},
  author={Beniamino Cacciapuoti and Marianna Nuti and Antonella Pinto and A M Sabrie},
  journal={Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene},
  volume={76 2},
Sera from Somalis of both sexes between the ages of 16 and 60 were examined for leptospiral agglutinins. 37% of 105 apparently healthy individuals living in the arid Mogadishu area were positive, as were 64% of 107 schistosomiasis patients living in two villages on the Shabeele River (50.5% over-all). Pools of sera from similar subjects, as well as leprosy patients living on the Juba River and patients in Mogadishu hospitals with suspected viral hepatitis showed a similar prevalence rate of 56… CONTINUE READING

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