Use of a case-control study and geographic information systems to determine environmental and demographic risk factors for canine leptospirosis.

@article{Ghneim2007UseOA,
  title={Use of a case-control study and geographic information systems to determine environmental and demographic risk factors for canine leptospirosis.},
  author={George Ghneim and Joshua H. Viers and Bruno B. Chomel and Philip H Kass and Daphne A Descollonges and Michael Lee Johnson},
  journal={Veterinary research},
  year={2007},
  volume={38 1},
  pages={
          37-50
        }
}
Leptospirosis is increasingly diagnosed as a re-emerging canine disease in the USA. Our objectives were to describe potential risk factors for canine leptospirosis infections in northern California, through the use of a case-control study, and to perform a spatial analysis to investigate which aspects of the landscape and land use patterns are important in the transmission of leptospirosis. Forty-three cases and 59 controls were enrolled into the study. Serological results showed that 17 (39.5… CONTINUE READING

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