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Risk Factors for Leptospirosis in Metropolitan France: Results of a National Case-Control Study, 1999–2000

Anthony Nardone, Isabelle Capek, Guy Baranton, Christine Campèse, Danièle Postic, Véronique Vaillant, Michel Lié and Jean-Claude Desenclos

in Clinical Infectious Diseases

Published on behalf of Infectious Diseases Society of America

Volume 39, issue 5, pages 751-753
Published in print September 2004 | ISSN: 1058-4838
Published online September 2004 | e-ISSN: 1537-6591 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1086/423272
Risk Factors for Leptospirosis in Metropolitan France: Results of a National Case-Control Study, 1999–2000

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Risk factors for leptospirosis in France were investigated to improve the vaccination program for this disease. Data from 90 hospitalized case patients and 169 matched control subjects were analyzed in a case-control study. Skin lesions, canoeing, contact with wild rodents, and country residence were independently associated with leptospirosis, emphasizing that leisure activity is a risk factor for this illness.

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

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