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Outbreak of leptospirosis after flood, the Philippines, 2009


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Title: Outbreak of leptospirosis after flood, the Philippines, 2009
Authors: Amilasan, Al-shere T. / Ujiie, Mugen / Suzuki, Motoi / Salva, Eumelia / Belo, Maria Cecilia P. / Koizumi, Nobuo / Yoshimatsu, Kumiko / Schmidt, Wolf-Peter / Marte, Shane / Dimaano, Efren M. / Villarama, Jose Benito / Ariyoshi, Koya
Issue Date: Jan-2012
Publisher: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Citation: Emerging Infectious Diseases, 18(1), pp.91-94; 2012
Abstract: After a typhoon in September 2009, an outbreak of leptospirosis occurred in Metro Manila, the Philippines; 471 patients were hospitalized and 51 (10.8%) died. A hospitalbased investigation found risk factors associated with fatal infection to be older age, hemoptysis, anuria, jaundice, and delayed treatment with antimicrobial drugs.
Keywords: ceftriaxone / diuretic agent / doxycycline / penicillin G / abdominal pain / adult respiratory distress syndrome / anemia / anuria / article / bleeding / cause of death / convulsion / diarrhea / disease surveillance / dizziness / epidemic / eye pain / fever / flooding / headache / hemoptysis / human / jaundice / leptospirosis / lung hemorrhage / myalgia / nausea / oliguria / Philippines / phylogeny / prognosis / prospective study / respiratory failure / retrospective study / risk factor / serology / skin bleeding / vomiting
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10069/29514
ISSN: 1080-6040
DOI: 10.3201/eid1801.101892
Rights: All materials published in Emerging Infectious Diseases are in the public domain and can be used without permission.
Type: Journal Article
Text Version: publisher
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