Outbreak of leptospirosis among Adventure Race participants in Florida, 2005.

  title={Outbreak of leptospirosis among Adventure Race participants in Florida, 2005.},
  author={Eric Jacob Stern and Renee Galloway and Sean V Shadomy and Kathleen A. Wannemuehler and David Atrubin and Carina G.M. Blackmore and Taylor S Wofford and Patricia P. Wilkins and Mary D. Ari and Lazenia Harris and Thomas A. Clark},
  journal={Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America},
  volume={50 6},
BACKGROUND On 21 November 2005, a 32-year-old male resident of New York was hospitalized with suspected leptospirosis. He had participated in an endurance-length swamp race on 4-5 November 2005 outside of Tampa, Florida. METHODS We interviewed racers to assess illness, medical care, and race activities. A suspected case was defined as fever plus > or = 2 signs or symptoms of leptospirosis occurring in a racer after 4 November 2005. Individuals with suspected cases were referred for treatment… CONTINUE READING


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