The changing epidemiology of leptospirosis in Israel

Citation
R. Kariv et al., The changing epidemiology of leptospirosis in Israel, EM INFECT D, 7(6), 2001, pp. 990-992
Citations number
10
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Clinical Immunolgy & Infectious Disease
Journal title
EMERGING INFECTIOUS DISEASES
ISSN journal
1080-6040 → ACNP
Volume
7
Issue
6
Year of publication
2001
Pages
990 - 992
Database
ISI
SICI code
1080-6040(200111/12)7:6<990:TCEOLI>2.0.ZU;2-#
Abstract
We reviewed all serologically confirmed cases of leptospirosis from 1985 to 1999 in Israel, where the disease is endemic. There were 59 cases, with an average annual incidence of 0.05/100,000. The dominant serogroup, Leptospi ra icterohemorrhagica, occurred in 29% of patients; in an earlier study (19 70-1979), it accounted for only 2%. Serogroups that occurred mainly in rura l areas accounted previously for 79% but had declined to 32%.