Leptospirosis: an emerging public health problem

February 2011
Weekly Epidemiological Record;2/4/2011, Vol. 86 Issue 6, p45
The article offers information on leptospirosis, a zoonotic disease which affects low-income rural farmers and people who live in urban slums in tropical regions. Sociocultural, behavioural and environmental factors influenced the incidence of leptospisosis. Its transmission is possible in direct or indirect exposure of humans to the urine of infected animals. In controlling and preventing the public health threat of the disease, interventions and policies must involve all relevant sectors.


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