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Human leptospirosis : guidance for diagnosis, surveillance and control

Publisher: [Geneva] : World Health Organization, 2003.
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Leptospirosis is a potentially serious but treatable zoonotic disease representing a worldwide public health hazard. Its symptoms may mimic those of a number of other unrelated infections such as influenza meningitis hepatitis dengue or viral haemorrhagic fevers. It is important to distinguish leptospirosis from these diseases. For this reason new diagnostic methods have been developed in recent years. In humid  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Practice Guideline
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Human leptospirosis.
[Geneva] : World Health Organization, ©2003
(DLC) 2004450972
(OCoLC)60312052
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
ISBN: 9789240687097 9240687092
OCLC Number: 55664176
Description: 1 online resource (122 pages)
Responsibility: World Health Organization, International Leptospirosis Society.

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Leptospirosis is a potentially serious but treatable zoonotic disease representing a worldwide public health hazard. Its symptoms may mimic those of a number of other unrelated infections such as influenza meningitis hepatitis dengue or viral haemorrhagic fevers. It is important to distinguish leptospirosis from these diseases. For this reason new diagnostic methods have been developed in recent years. In humid tropical and subtropical areas where most developing countries are located leptospirosis poses a greater health problem than in areas with a temperate climate. Because leptospirosis is.

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