We report the emergence of leptospirosis-associated severe pulmonary hemorrhagic syndrome (SPHS) in slum communities in Salvador, Brazil. Although active surveillance did not identify SPHS before 2003, 47 cases were identified from 2003 through 2005; the case-fatality rate was 74%. By 2005, SPHS caused 55% of the deaths due to leptospirosis.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Emerging infectious diseases|
|State||Published - Mar 2008|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Microbiology (medical)
- Infectious Diseases