Risk Factors for Leptospirosis in Metropolitan France: Results of a National Case-Control Study, 1999-2000

Nardone, Anthony; Capek, Isabelle; Baranton, Guy; Campèse, Christine; Postic, Danièle; Vaillant, Véronique; Liénard, Michel; Desenclos, Jean-Claude
September 2004
Clinical Infectious Diseases;9/1/2004, Vol. 39 Issue 5, p751
Academic Journal
Risk factors for leptospirosis in France were investigated to improve the vaccination program for this disease. Data from 90 hospitalized case patients and 169 matched control subjects were analyzed in a case-control study. Skin lesions, canoeing, contact with wild rodents, and country residence were independently associated with leptospirosis, emphasizing that leisure activity is a risk factor for this illness.


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