Leptospiral infection among primitive tribes of Andaman and Nicobar Islands.

@article{Sehgal1999LeptospiralIA,
  title={Leptospiral infection among primitive tribes of Andaman and Nicobar Islands.},
  author={S. C. Sehgal and Paluru Vijayachari and Manoj V. Murhekar and Attayoor Purushottaman Sugunan and Sameer Sharma and Shoibam Subhaschandra Singh},
  journal={Epidemiology and infection},
  year={1999},
  volume={122 3},
  pages={423-8}
}
The Andaman islands were known to be endemic for leptospirosis during the early part of the century. Later, for about six decades no information about the status of the disease in these islands was available. In the late 1980s leptospirosis reappeared among the settler population and several outbreaks have been reported with high case fatality rates. Besides settlers, these islands are the home of six primitive tribes of which two are still hostile. These tribes have ample exposure to… CONTINUE READING

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