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Credits: O. Chavez, Nicaragua
Leptospirosis is a zoonotic disease with epidemic potential, especially after heavy rainfall. It occurs throughout the world and is emerging as an important public health problem in both tropical and subtropical countries, affecting mostly vulnerable populations (WHO 2010; WHO 2011).

Humans usually acquire leptospirosis through direct contact with the urine of infected animals or a urine-contaminated environment. General informaton about this disease



Número especial en periódico internacional sobre leptospirosis en la interface animal-humano-ecosistema

Por la relevancia de la leptospirosis en el mundo actual tanto en salud humana como animal fue organizado por el International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (IJERPH) un número especial en este tema, buscando dar una visión integrada de esta enfermedad, la cual es transmitida por contacto directo con la orina de animales infectados o con un ambiente contaminado por la orina. Esta zoonosis de potencial epidémico, ocurre principalmente después de fuertes lluvias. 

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IHR, Epidemic Alert and Response, and Water Borne Diseases Unit
Leptospirosis
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