Leptospirosis Outbreak following Severe Flooding: A Rapid Assessment and Mass Prophylaxis Campaign; Guyana, January–February 2005Report as inadecuate




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Background

Leptospirosis is a zoonosis usually transmitted through contact with water or soil contaminated with urine from infected animals. Severe flooding can put individuals at greater risk for contracting leptospirosis in endemic areas. Rapid testing for the disease and large-scale interventions are necessary to identify and control infection. We describe a leptospirosis outbreak following severe flooding and a mass chemoprophylaxis campaign in Guyana.



Author: Amy M. Dechet , Michele Parsons, Madan Rambaran, Pheona Mohamed-Rambaran, Anita Florendo-Cumbermack, Shamdeo Persaud, Shirematee

Source: http://plos.srce.hr/



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