Principles and Practice of Infectious Diseases Fifth Edition
- J. W. Taperro, D. A. Ashford, J. E. Bennet, R. Dolin, eds
Leptospirosis is a zooanthroponosis with major implication for the public health. The incidence of the disease rises during the last decade in eastern counties of Romania. The change that occurred in agricultural sector brought mutations in the epidemiological process. Leptospirosis registered during past years a trend to dispersion the rural area. There are involved all the active age group in close relation into occupational hazards (plumbers, animal breeders). The clinical evolution of the disease is a sever one (21%) with a fatality rate of 4.5% and the specific mortality of 0.14 /oooo. The incriminated serotypes found were: L. icterohaemorrhagiae, wolffi and gryppotyphosa. An efficient leptospirosis control needs a better collaboration between veterinary and human medical network.