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Increase of leptospirosis in dengue-negative patients after a hurricane in Puerto Rico in 1996 [correction of 1966]

Abstract:

Leptospirosis has rarely been reported in Puerto Rico, although in the period from 1948 to 1952, 208 cases of leptospirosis and an island-wide seroprevalence of antibody to Leptospira of 14% were documented. In Puerto Rico in October 1996, following rainfall and a period of flooding generated by Hurricane Hortense, serum specimens of 4 patients with suspected dengue fever that were negative for dengue tested positive for Leptospira-specific IgM antibodies in a dipstick assay. Subsequently, we...

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Journal:
American journal of tropical medicine and hygiene More from this journal
Volume:
61
Issue:
3
Pages:
399-404
Publication date:
1999-09-01
EISSN:
1476-1645
ISSN:
0002-9637
Language:
English
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80718
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2012-12-19

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