Reemerging Leptospirosis, California

  title={Reemerging Leptospirosis, California},
  author={Elissa Meites and Michele T. Jay and Stanley C. Deresinski and W. J. Shieh and Sherif R. Zaki and Lucy S. Tompkins and Darvin Scott Smith},
  booktitle={Emerging infectious diseases},
Leptospirosis is a reemerging infectious disease in California. Leptospirosis is the most widespread zoonosis throughout the world, though it is infrequently diagnosed in the continental United States. From 1982 to 2001, most reported California cases occurred in previously healthy young adult white men after recreational exposures to contaminated freshwater. We report five recent cases of human leptospirosis acquired in California, including the first documented common-source outbreak of human… CONTINUE READING