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Outbreak of leptospirosis associated with swimming.
Pediatr Infect Dis J. 1993 Jan; 12(1):48-54.PI

Abstract

Between July 7 and 18, 1991, five boys from a small town in rural Illinois experienced the onset of an acute febrile illness subsequently confirmed as leptospirosis by serologic tests. A cohort study found that swimming in a small swimming hole, Steel Tunnel Pond, was associated with disease (P < 0.01), the attack rate being 28%. Leptospira interrogans serovar grippotyphosa was isolated from urine cultures from two of the case patients and from a culture of Steel Tunnel Pond water. A high seroprevalence for grippotyphosa was found in animals near the pond. Drought conditions had been present in the month before the outbreak, creating an environment in the pond which probably facilitated transmission of the organism from area animals to humans. Although leptospirosis is infrequently reported in humans in the United States, it is endemic in animals and the potential for outbreaks exists, especially when environmental conditions are favorable.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Meningitis and Special Pathogens Branch, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

8417426

Citation

Jackson, L A., et al. "Outbreak of Leptospirosis Associated With Swimming." The Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal, vol. 12, no. 1, 1993, pp. 48-54.
Jackson LA, Kaufmann AF, Adams WG, et al. Outbreak of leptospirosis associated with swimming. Pediatr Infect Dis J. 1993;12(1):48-54.
Jackson, L. A., Kaufmann, A. F., Adams, W. G., Phelps, M. B., Andreasen, C., Langkop, C. W., Francis, B. J., & Wenger, J. D. (1993). Outbreak of leptospirosis associated with swimming. The Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal, 12(1), 48-54.
Jackson LA, et al. Outbreak of Leptospirosis Associated With Swimming. Pediatr Infect Dis J. 1993;12(1):48-54. PubMed PMID: 8417426.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Outbreak of leptospirosis associated with swimming. AU - Jackson,L A, AU - Kaufmann,A F, AU - Adams,W G, AU - Phelps,M B, AU - Andreasen,C, AU - Langkop,C W, AU - Francis,B J, AU - Wenger,J D, PY - 1993/1/1/pubmed PY - 1993/1/1/medline PY - 1993/1/1/entrez SP - 48 EP - 54 JF - The Pediatric infectious disease journal JO - Pediatr Infect Dis J VL - 12 IS - 1 N2 - Between July 7 and 18, 1991, five boys from a small town in rural Illinois experienced the onset of an acute febrile illness subsequently confirmed as leptospirosis by serologic tests. A cohort study found that swimming in a small swimming hole, Steel Tunnel Pond, was associated with disease (P < 0.01), the attack rate being 28%. Leptospira interrogans serovar grippotyphosa was isolated from urine cultures from two of the case patients and from a culture of Steel Tunnel Pond water. A high seroprevalence for grippotyphosa was found in animals near the pond. Drought conditions had been present in the month before the outbreak, creating an environment in the pond which probably facilitated transmission of the organism from area animals to humans. Although leptospirosis is infrequently reported in humans in the United States, it is endemic in animals and the potential for outbreaks exists, especially when environmental conditions are favorable. SN - 0891-3668 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/8417426/Outbreak_of_leptospirosis_associated_with_swimming_ L2 - http://ovidsp.ovid.com/ovidweb.cgi?T=JS&amp;PAGE=linkout&amp;SEARCH=8417426.ui DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -