2017
DOI: 10.1590/0037-8682-0234-2017
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Human leptospirosis in the Federal District, Brazil, 2011-2015: eco-epidemiological characterization

Abstract: Introduction:Leptospirosis is an infectious disease that affects more than 5,000 people per year in Brazil. The Federal District (FD) lacks epidemiological studies of human leptospirosis and presents concerning rates of this disease, especially considering its lethality. Methods: Seventy-nine autochthonous human cases of leptospirosis between 2011 and 2015 were analyzed, with the probable infection location serving as a basis for the collection and analysis of the environmental and epidemiological variables. R… Show more

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“…Conversely, in Federal District Brazil, leptospirosis infection was negatively associated with population access to public services: sewage network, treated water network, and public garbage collection services (115); and in Salvador, Brazil, there was no association between leptospirosis infection and peridomiciliary trash accumulation (119).…”
Section: Urban Zoonosis Associated With Solid Wastementioning
confidence: 95%
“…Conversely, in Federal District Brazil, leptospirosis infection was negatively associated with population access to public services: sewage network, treated water network, and public garbage collection services (115); and in Salvador, Brazil, there was no association between leptospirosis infection and peridomiciliary trash accumulation (119).…”
Section: Urban Zoonosis Associated With Solid Wastementioning
confidence: 95%