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Leptospirosis, Water Sports, and Chemoprophylaxis

David A. Haake, Manjula Dundoo, Rumi Cader, Bernard M. Kubak, Rudy A. Hartskeerl, James J. Sejvar and David A. Ashford

in Clinical Infectious Diseases

Published on behalf of Infectious Diseases Society of America

Volume 34, issue 9, pages e40-e43
Published in print May 2002 | ISSN: 1058-4838
Published online May 2002 | e-ISSN: 1537-6591 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1086/339942
Leptospirosis, Water Sports, and Chemoprophylaxis

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Recreational activities, such as water sports and adventure travel, are emerging as an important risk factor for leptospirosis, a potentially fatal zoonosis. We report the clinical course of 2 patients who acquired leptospirosis through participation in water sports. Physicians caring for patients who participate in adventure travel involving water sports should be familiar with the risk factors for and diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of leptospirosis.

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Subjects: Infectious Diseases ; Immunology ; Public Health and Epidemiology ; Microbiology

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