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Notas Descriptivas: Leptospirosis
Credits: O. Chavez
  • Conduct household surveys in order to take into account other involved variables, such as access to piped water, amount of water received, household water management and education on water management.
  • Characterization of the sources of infection in critical areas and endemic zones to determine the state of the carriers of the bacteria and shedders of organisms in their urine.
  • Strengthening and involvement of all veterinary schools.
  • Include the veterinary doctor among the health team, so that he works within Nicaragua’s health model.
  • Development of studies to determine the proportion of asymptomatic cases and cases outside outbreaks with the support of sentinel surveillance.
  • Studies to establish the relationship of reservoirs and infection sites.
  • Studies to assess the impact of chemoprophylaxis in animals and humans


  • Strengthen the laboratories of schools of veterinary medicine in order to carry out molecular differentiation of strains.
  • Standardize the rapid test for veterinary medicine.
  • Review of the Technical Standards for Leptospirosis related to the definition of early warning and the criteria for chemoprophylaxis in both humans and animals.
  • Strengthen intersectoral collaboration to control aspects such as the mobilization of cattle herds.
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