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
Volume11
Issue number5
StatePublished - May 2005
Externally publishedYes

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Leptospirosis
Bangladesh
Dengue
Disease Outbreaks
Fever
Mortality
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LaRocque, R. C., Breiman, R. F., Ari, M. D., Morey, R. E., Janan, F. A., Hayes, J. M., ... Levett, P. N. (2005). Leptospirosis during dengue outbreak, Bangladesh. Emerging Infectious Diseases, 11(5), 766-769.

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

In: Emerging Infectious Diseases, Vol. 11, No. 5, 05.2005, p. 766-769.

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LaRocque, RC, Breiman, RF, Ari, MD, Morey, RE, Janan, FA, Hayes, JM, Hossain, MA, Brooks, WA & Levett, PN 2005, 'Leptospirosis during dengue outbreak, Bangladesh', Emerging Infectious Diseases, vol. 11, no. 5, pp. 766-769.
LaRocque RC, Breiman RF, Ari MD, Morey RE, Janan FA, Hayes JM et al. Leptospirosis during dengue outbreak, Bangladesh. Emerging Infectious Diseases. 2005 May;11(5):766-769.
LaRocque, Regina C. ; Breiman, Robert F. ; Ari, Mary D. ; Morey, Roger E. ; Janan, Firdous Ara ; Hayes, John Mosely ; Hossain, M. Anowar ; Brooks, W Abdullah ; Levett, Paul N. / Leptospirosis during dengue outbreak, Bangladesh. In: Emerging Infectious Diseases. 2005 ; Vol. 11, No. 5. pp. 766-769.
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