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Leptospirosis: A Silent Epidemic Disease
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Received: 9 December 2013; Accepted: 9 December 2013 / Published: 16 December 2013
Abstract: This special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health is dedicated to leptospirosis, an endemic zoonotic disease that is a cause of many acute undifferentiated fevers, especially in tropical countries [1,2]. While it can be debated whether leptospirosis is an emerging disease, it is evident that it is becoming an emerging public health problem. It is recognized as a disease of epidemic potential that has a significant health impact in many parts of the world.
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Schneider, M.C.; Jancloes, M.; Buss, D.F.; Aldighieri, S.; Bertherat, E.; Najera, P.; Galan, D.I.; Durski, K.; Espinal, M.A. Leptospirosis: A Silent Epidemic Disease. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2013, 10, 7229-7234.
Schneider MC, Jancloes M, Buss DF, Aldighieri S, Bertherat E, Najera P, Galan DI, Durski K, Espinal MA. Leptospirosis: A Silent Epidemic Disease. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2013; 10(12):7229-7234.
Schneider, Maria C.; Jancloes, Michel; Buss, Daniel F.; Aldighieri, Sylvain; Bertherat, Eric; Najera, Patricia; Galan, Deise I.; Durski, Kara; Espinal, Marcos A. 2013. "Leptospirosis: A Silent Epidemic Disease." Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 10, no. 12: 7229-7234.