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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2014, 11(6), 6000-6008; doi:10.3390/ijerph110606000

A Global, Multi-Disciplinary, Multi-Sectorial Initiative to Combat Leptospirosis: Global Leptospirosis Environmental Action Network (GLEAN)

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Received: 4 February 2014 / Revised: 26 May 2014 / Accepted: 28 May 2014 / Published: 5 June 2014
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Leptospirosis in the Animal—Human-Ecosystem Interface)
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Leptospirosis has emerged as a major public health problem in both animals and humans. The true burden of this epidemic and endemic disease is likely to be grossly under-estimated due to the non-specific clinical presentations of the disease and the difficulty of laboratory confirmation. The complexity that surrounds the transmission dynamics, particularly in epidemic situations, requires a coordinated, multi-disciplinary effort. Therefore, the Global Leptospirosis Environmental Action Network (GLEAN) was developed to improve global and local strategies of how to predict, prevent, detect, and intervene in leptospirosis outbreaks in order to prevent and control leptospirosis in high-risk populations. View Full-Text
Keywords: leptospirosis; One Health; outbreak leptospirosis; One Health; outbreak
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Durski, K.N.; Jancloes, M.; Chowdhary, T.; Bertherat, E. A Global, Multi-Disciplinary, Multi-Sectorial Initiative to Combat Leptospirosis: Global Leptospirosis Environmental Action Network (GLEAN). Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2014, 11, 6000-6008.

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