Leptospirosis during dengue outbreak, Bangladesh

Regina C. LaRocque, Robert F. Breiman, Mary D. Ari, Roger E. Morey, Firdous Ara Janan, John Mosely Hayes, M. Anowar Hossain, W. Abdullah Brooks, Paul N. Levett

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We collected acute-phase serum samples from febrile patients at 2 major hospitals in Dhaka, Bangladesh, during an outbreak of dengue fever in 2001. A total of 18% of dengue-negative patients tested positive for leptospirosis. The case-fatality rate among leptospirosis patients (5%) was higher than among dengue fever patients (1.2%).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)766-769
Number of pages4
JournalEmerging infectious diseases
Issue number5
StatePublished - May 2005
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Epidemiology
  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases


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