Outbreak of leptospirosis among triathlon participants in Germany, 2006

  title={Outbreak of leptospirosis among triathlon participants in Germany, 2006},
  author={Stefan O. Brockmann and I. Piechotowski and Oswinde Bock-Hensley and Christian H. Winter and Rainer M. Oehme and Stefan Zimmermann and Katrin Hartelt and Enno Luge and Karsten Noeckler and Thomas Schneider and Klaus Stark and Andreas Jansen},
  booktitle={BMC infectious diseases},
BACKGROUND In August 2006, a case of leptospirosis occurred in an athlete after a triathlon held around Heidelberg and in the Neckar river. In order to study a possible outbreak and to determine risk factors for infection an epidemiological investigation was performed. METHODS Participants of the triathlon were contacted by e-mail and were asked to fill out a standardized questionnaire. In addition, they were asked to supply a serum sample for laboratory diagnosis of leptospirosis. A… CONTINUE READING
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