Leptospirosis: Scientific and technical material
Recommended surveillance standards (Leptospirosis p.77) - Second edition; 1999
This document has been produced jointly by technical clusters of WHO, as well as by UNAIDS, in order to bring together WHO recommended standards for the surveillance of communicable diseases. The purpose of this manual is to be a handy reference for key elements and contact information for all communicable diseases / syndromes associated with current WHO control programmes.
Zoonoses and Communicable Diseases Common to Man and Animals; 2003
This series provides a detailed overview of the most important historic and emerging zoonotic diseases, such as Ebola hemorrhagic fever, foot-and-mouth disease, influenza, giardiasis, Japanese encephalitis, shigellosis, and spongiform encephalopathies, with information ranging from their first appearance and most important outbreaks to the latest scientific knowledge of the diseases and their causative agents.
Human Leptospirosis: Guidance for Diagnosis, Surveillance and Control; 2003
The target group to which these guidelines are directed consists of health workers (clinicians, laboratory technicians, microbiologists, public health workers, veterinarians and biologists with an interest in zoonoses, etc.) having no specialized knowledge of leptospirosis but who wish to be generally informed about the microorganism concerned and the disease that it may cause. This is not a handbook and avoids technical detail, but the interested reader can find further information in the Annexes and the general bibliography.
Technical reports: Leptospirosis
Report of the Second Meeting of the Leptospirosis Burden Epidemiology Reference Group; 2011
Report of the First Meeting of the Leptospirosis Burden Epidemiology Reference Group; 2010
The Leptospirosis Burden Epidemiology Reference Group (LERG), convened as an advisory group to the Director-General of WHO, is tasked with quantifying and describing the leptospirosis burden in different populations, using summary measures of mortality and disability, such as disability-adjusted life years (DALYs). The first meeting of the LERG was held on 2–4 December 2009.