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[Leptospirosis in Uraba, Antioquia, Colombia: a seroepidemiological and risk factor survey in the urban population].
Cad Saude Publica. 2007 Sep; 23(9):2094-102.CS

Abstract

Leptospirosis is a widespread zoonosis in tropical regions. The prevalence is unknown in the Colombian region of Uraba. A cross sectional study was conducted from March to October 2000 in order to determine the prevalence of Leptospira spp. antibodies and describe risk factors in nine counties in the region. The sample consisted of 582 individuals, who answered a questionnaire and had blood samples drawn to determine risk factors. Detection of Leptospira spp. antibodies was based on indirect inmunofluorescence and microagglutination. Seroprevalence was 12.5% (95%CI: 10.01-15.5). No differences were observed according to race, gender, occupation, age, living conditions, or time of residence in the area. L .interrogans serovar Grippotyphosa was the most prevalent species, identified in 53 individuals. Titers were > 1:400 in 38 seropositive individuals. In conclusion, there is a high prevalence of Leptospira spp. antibodies in the area, where it is thus necessary to establish control measures to decrease the risk of environmental exposure to leptospirosis.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Instituto Colombiano de Medicina Tropical, Universidad CES, Medellin, Colombia. pagudelo@ces.edu.coNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

spa

PubMed ID

17700944

Citation

Agudelo-Flórez, Piedad, et al. "[Leptospirosis in Uraba, Antioquia, Colombia: a Seroepidemiological and Risk Factor Survey in the Urban Population]." Cadernos De Saude Publica, vol. 23, no. 9, 2007, pp. 2094-102.
Agudelo-Flórez P, Restrepo-Jaramillo BN, Arboleda-Naranjo M. [Leptospirosis in Uraba, Antioquia, Colombia: a seroepidemiological and risk factor survey in the urban population]. Cad Saude Publica. 2007;23(9):2094-102.
Agudelo-Flórez, P., Restrepo-Jaramillo, B. N., & Arboleda-Naranjo, M. (2007). [Leptospirosis in Uraba, Antioquia, Colombia: a seroepidemiological and risk factor survey in the urban population]. Cadernos De Saude Publica, 23(9), 2094-102.
Agudelo-Flórez P, Restrepo-Jaramillo BN, Arboleda-Naranjo M. [Leptospirosis in Uraba, Antioquia, Colombia: a Seroepidemiological and Risk Factor Survey in the Urban Population]. Cad Saude Publica. 2007;23(9):2094-102. PubMed PMID: 17700944.
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TY - JOUR T1 - [Leptospirosis in Uraba, Antioquia, Colombia: a seroepidemiological and risk factor survey in the urban population]. AU - Agudelo-Flórez,Piedad, AU - Restrepo-Jaramillo,Berta Nelly, AU - Arboleda-Naranjo,Margarita, PY - 2006/02/14/received PY - 2007/03/19/accepted PY - 2007/8/19/pubmed PY - 2008/6/18/medline PY - 2007/8/19/entrez SP - 2094 EP - 102 JF - Cadernos de saude publica JO - Cad Saude Publica VL - 23 IS - 9 N2 - Leptospirosis is a widespread zoonosis in tropical regions. The prevalence is unknown in the Colombian region of Uraba. A cross sectional study was conducted from March to October 2000 in order to determine the prevalence of Leptospira spp. antibodies and describe risk factors in nine counties in the region. The sample consisted of 582 individuals, who answered a questionnaire and had blood samples drawn to determine risk factors. Detection of Leptospira spp. antibodies was based on indirect inmunofluorescence and microagglutination. Seroprevalence was 12.5% (95%CI: 10.01-15.5). No differences were observed according to race, gender, occupation, age, living conditions, or time of residence in the area. L .interrogans serovar Grippotyphosa was the most prevalent species, identified in 53 individuals. Titers were > 1:400 in 38 seropositive individuals. In conclusion, there is a high prevalence of Leptospira spp. antibodies in the area, where it is thus necessary to establish control measures to decrease the risk of environmental exposure to leptospirosis. SN - 0102-311X UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/17700944/[Leptospirosis_in_Uraba_Antioquia_Colombia:_a_seroepidemiological_and_risk_factor_survey_in_the_urban_population]_ L2 - https://www.scielo.br/scielo.php?script=sci_arttext&pid=S0102-311X2007000900017&lng=en&nrm=iso&tlng=en DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -