Influence of rainfall on leptospira infection and disease in a tropical urban setting, Brazil

Hacker, K.P. and Sacramento, G.A. and Cruz, J.S. and De Oliveira, D. and Nery, N. and Lindow, J.C. and Carvalho, M. and Hagan, J. and Diggle, P.J. and Begon, M. and Reis, M.G. and Wunder, E.A. and Ko, A.I. and Costa, F. (2020) Influence of rainfall on leptospira infection and disease in a tropical urban setting, Brazil. Emerging Infectious Diseases, 26 (2). pp. 311-314. ISSN 1080-6040

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Abstract

The incidence of hospitalized leptospirosis patients was positively associated with increased precipitation in Salvador, Brazil. However, Leptospira infection risk among a cohort of city residents was inversely associated with rainfall. These findings indicate that, although heavy rainfall may increase severe illness, Leptospira exposures can occur year-round.

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Journal Article
Journal or Publication Title:
Emerging Infectious Diseases
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141149
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Deposited On:
10 Feb 2020 09:30
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Yes
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Published
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23 Sep 2020 05:59