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Leptospirosis in American Samoa 2010: Epidemiology, environmental drivers, and the management of emergence

Lau, Colleen L; Dobson, Annette; Smythe, Lee D; Fearnley, Emily; Skelly, Chris; Clements, Archie; Craig, Scott; Fuimaono, Saipale D; Weinstein, Philip


Leptospirosis has recently been reported as an emerging disease worldwide, and a seroprevalence study was undertaken in American Samoa to better understand the drivers of transmission. Antibodies indicative of previous exposure to leptospirosis were found in 15.5% of 807 participants, predominantly against three serovars that were not previously known to occur in American Samoa. Questionnaires and geographic information systems data were used to assess behavioral factors and environmental...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2012
Type: Journal article
Source: American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
DOI: 10.4269/ajtmh.2012.11-0398


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