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