Art and Science of Laboratory Medicine

Art and Science of Laboratory Medicine

Friday, September 18, 2015


Leptospirosis is a zoonotic bacterial disease that affects vulnerable populations such as rural subsistence farmers and urban slum dwellers. Although leptospirosis causes life-threatening clinical manifestations, such as pulmonary hemorrhage syndrome, and has a worldwide distribution, the key barrier to addressing this neglected disease has been insufficient data on its disease burden. A new paper examines published literature and grey literature studies on leptospirosis and using information collected on disease incidence and case fatality, estimated leptospirosis incidence and mortality at country, regional and global level.

Read more:
The Global Burden of Leptospirosis

Source: MicrobiologyBytes

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