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Title: Molecular Characterization of Leptospira Isolates During Annual Epidemics in Salvador, Brazil 1996-2008.
Authors: Szonyi, B
Wunder Junior, Elsio Augusto
Ribeiro, Guilherme de Sousa
Picardeau, M
Reis, Mitermayer Galvão dos
Ko, Albert Icksang
Affilliation: Fundação Oswaldo Cruz. Centro de Pesquisas Gonçalo Moniz. Salvador, BA, Brasil
Fundação Oswaldo Cruz. Centro de Pesquisas Gonçalo Moniz. Salvador, BA, Brasil
Fundação Oswaldo Cruz. Centro de Pesquisas Gonçalo Moniz. Salvador, BA, Brasil
Institute Pasteur. Paris, Zz, França
Fundação Oswaldo Cruz. Centro de Pesquisas Gonçalo Moniz. Salvador, BA, Brasil
Fundação Oswaldo Cruz. Centro de Pesquisas Gonçalo Moniz. Salvador, BA, Brasil
Abstract: Introduction: Leptospirosis is a spirochaetal zoonotic disease that has emerged as an important public health problem due to annual rodent-borne epidemics associated with high mortality in urban slum populations. Although there are more than 200 Leptospira serovars, urban outbreaks in Brazil appear to be due to a single serovar, L. interrogans serovar Copenhageni. Clinical manifestations associated with urban outbreaks are diverse and include a mild self-limiting illness to severe manifestations such as Weil’s Disease and pulmonary hemorrhage syndrome. We hypothesize that differences in the strain’s virulence characteristics may be responsible for different clinical severity and outcomes that are observed after infection.
Keywords: Leptospira
Leptospirosis
Epidemic
Brazil
Public health
keywords: Leptospira
Leptospirose
Epidemia
Brasil
Saúde pública
Issue Date: 2009
Publisher: Sociedade Brasileira de Medicina Tropical
Citation: SZONYI, B. et al. Molecular Characterization of Leptospira Isolates During Annual Epidemics in Salvador, Brazil 1996-2008. In: CONGRESSO DA SOCIEDADE BRASILEIRA DE MEDICINA TROPICAL, 45., 2009, Recife. Anais eletrônicos... Recife: Sociedade Brasileira de Medicina Tropical, 2009. 1 p.
Copyright: open access
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