Leptospirosis: an update - parte 2 of 2: pathogenesis, clinical aspects, diagnosis and treatment / Leptospirose: uma actualização - parte 2 de 2: patogénese, aspectos clínicos, diagnóstico e tratamento

Andréia Patrícia Gomes, Diana Marques Gazola, Luciene Muniz Braga, Oswaldo Jesus Rodrigues da Motta, Jorge Luiz Dutra Gazineo

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Leptospirosis belongs to the category of neglected infectious diseases and, due to its great epidemic potential, its local distribution in tropical regions is of extreme importance. It is a worldwide public health problem, known for the emergence and reappearance of the disease, lack of sanitary conditions and its abandonment. Human infections usually occur after skin contact with soil and/or water that has been contaminated by the urine of chronically infected mammals. The clinical manifestations of the disease range from mild fever, chills and flu-like symptoms to acute forms of the disease. Based on these brief considerations, this article - part 2 of 2 - aims to discuss the biological, ecoepidemiological, prophylactic and control aspects of leptospirosis in Brazil.


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Leptospirosis belongs to the category of neglected infectious diseases and, due to its great epidemic potential, its local distribution in tropical regions is of extreme importance. It is a worldwide public health problem, known for the emergence and reap

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Leptospirosis belongs to the category of neglected infectious diseases and, due to its great epidemic potential, its local distribution in tropical regions is of extreme importance. It is a worldwide public health problem, known for the emergence and reappearance of the disease, lack of sanitary conditions and its abandonment. Human infections usually occur after skin contact with soil and/or water that has been contaminated by the urine of chronically infected mammals. The clinical manifestations of the disease range from mild fever, chills and flu-like symptoms to acute forms of the disease. Based on these brief considerations, this article - part 2 of 2 - aims to discuss the biological, ecoepidemiological, prophylactic and control aspects of leptospirosis in Brazil.




DOI: https://doi.org/10.34119/bjhrv5n3-282

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