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Probable areas of infection and ambience of occurrence of human leptospirosis in Brazil (2001-2003) Áreas probables de infección y ambiente de ocurrencia de leptospirosis humana en Brasil (2001-2003)

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Author(s): Maria de Lourdes Simões Arsky | Wanderson Kleber Oliveira | Rosely Cerqueira Oliveira | Aderbal Henry Strugo Arruda

Journal: Revista Cubana de Medicina Tropical
ISSN 0375-0760

Volume: 57;
Issue: 1;
Start page: 59;
Date: 2005;
Original page

Keywords: Leptospirosis | ambiente | PLI/área | Leptospirosis | ambience | PLI/area

ABSTRACT
It was studied the probable location of infection (PLI/area) and ambience of occurrence of human Leptospirosis cases, confirmed by laboratory report in Brazil from 2001 to 2003. The disease had more connection to the urban and suburban areas, suggesting that the occurrence of the disease is related to the life conditions and housing sanitation.Se estudió la ubicación probable de la infección (PLI/área) y ambiente de ocurrencia de casos de leptospirosis en humanos confirmados mediante informe de laboratorio en Brasil de 2001 a 2003. La enfermedad estaba más relacionada con las áreas urbanas y suburbanas, lo que sugiere que la ocurrencia de la enfermedad está vinculada con las condiciones de vida y la higiene de la vivienda.
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