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Leptospirosis in American Samoa – estimating and mapping risk using environmental data

Lau, Colleen L; Clements, Archie; Skelly, Chris; Dobson, Annette; Smythe, Lee D; Weinstein, Philip


BACKGROUND The recent emergence of leptospirosis has been linked to many environmental drivers of disease transmission. Accurate epidemiological data are lacking because of under-diagnosis, poor laboratory capacity, and inadequate surveillance. Predictive risk maps have been produced for many diseases to identify high-risk areas for infection and guide allocation of public health resources, and are particularly useful where disease surveillance is poor. To date, no predictive risk maps have...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2012-05-29
Type: Journal article
Source: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0001669


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