Outbreak of leptospirosis in New Caledonia: diagnosis issues and burden of disease.

Abstract : A leptospirosis epidemic affected New Caledonia during the first semester of 2008. A total of 135 cases were diagnosed with a relatively low fatality rate of 3.7%. Heavy rainfalls, related to La Niña, favoured this epidemic. The PCR, routinely used, confirmed 54% of the cases, and the microagglutination test 56%. Epidemiological and economical data on this epidemic are presented and discussed.
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C. Goarant, S. Laumond-Barny, J. Perez, F. Vernel-Pauillac, S. Chanteau, et al.. Outbreak of leptospirosis in New Caledonia: diagnosis issues and burden of disease.. Tropical Medicine and International Health, Wiley-Blackwell, 2009, 14 (8), pp.926-9. ⟨10.1111/j.1365-3156.2009.02310.x⟩. ⟨pasteur-00451012⟩

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