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Leptospirosis on Oahu: an outbreak associated with flooding of a university campus.
Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2007 May; 76(5):882-5.AJ

Abstract

On October 31, 2004, a stream overflowed, flooding the University of Hawaii (UH) campus. On November 19, 2004, a possible flood-related leptospirosis case (Patient 1) was reported to the Hawaii State Department of Health (HDOH). Surveillance for febrile illness was established through an Internet questionnaire. Active case finding was conducted among groups involved in the flood clean-up. Free leptospirosis testing was offered by HDOH. Patient 1's illness was confirmed as leptospirosis by microscopic agglutination testing. A total of 271 persons responded to the Internet survey, of whom 90 (33%) reported a febrile illness within 30 days of contact with flood water. Forty-eight respondents (18%) were tested for leptospirosis. One additional acute leptospirosis case was identified. Patient 2 was epidemiologically linked to Patient 1. Health care providers should maintain a high level of suspicion for leptospirosis after flooding events, and local public health officials should promote leptospirosis awareness among flood-affected populations.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Disease Outbreak Control Division, Hawaii State Department of Health, Honolulu, Hawaii 96813, USA.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Case Reports
Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

17488909

Citation

Gaynor, Kate, et al. "Leptospirosis On Oahu: an Outbreak Associated With Flooding of a University Campus." The American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, vol. 76, no. 5, 2007, pp. 882-5.
Gaynor K, Katz AR, Park SY, et al. Leptospirosis on Oahu: an outbreak associated with flooding of a university campus. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2007;76(5):882-5.
Gaynor, K., Katz, A. R., Park, S. Y., Nakata, M., Clark, T. A., & Effler, P. V. (2007). Leptospirosis on Oahu: an outbreak associated with flooding of a university campus. The American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, 76(5), 882-5.
Gaynor K, et al. Leptospirosis On Oahu: an Outbreak Associated With Flooding of a University Campus. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2007;76(5):882-5. PubMed PMID: 17488909.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Leptospirosis on Oahu: an outbreak associated with flooding of a university campus. AU - Gaynor,Kate, AU - Katz,Alan R, AU - Park,Sarah Y, AU - Nakata,Michele, AU - Clark,Thomas A, AU - Effler,Paul V, PY - 2007/5/10/pubmed PY - 2007/6/29/medline PY - 2007/5/10/entrez SP - 882 EP - 5 JF - The American journal of tropical medicine and hygiene JO - Am J Trop Med Hyg VL - 76 IS - 5 N2 - On October 31, 2004, a stream overflowed, flooding the University of Hawaii (UH) campus. On November 19, 2004, a possible flood-related leptospirosis case (Patient 1) was reported to the Hawaii State Department of Health (HDOH). Surveillance for febrile illness was established through an Internet questionnaire. Active case finding was conducted among groups involved in the flood clean-up. Free leptospirosis testing was offered by HDOH. Patient 1's illness was confirmed as leptospirosis by microscopic agglutination testing. A total of 271 persons responded to the Internet survey, of whom 90 (33%) reported a febrile illness within 30 days of contact with flood water. Forty-eight respondents (18%) were tested for leptospirosis. One additional acute leptospirosis case was identified. Patient 2 was epidemiologically linked to Patient 1. Health care providers should maintain a high level of suspicion for leptospirosis after flooding events, and local public health officials should promote leptospirosis awareness among flood-affected populations. SN - 0002-9637 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/17488909/Leptospirosis_on_Oahu:_an_outbreak_associated_with_flooding_of_a_university_campus_ L2 - http://www.diseaseinfosearch.org/result/4178 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -