Impact of Environment and Social Gradient on Leptospira Infection in Urban Slums


Leptospirosis has become an urban health problem as slum settlements have expanded worldwide. Efforts to identify interventions for urban leptospirosis have been hampered by the lack of population-based information on Leptospira transmission determinants. The aim of the study was to estimate the prevalence of Leptospira infection and identify risk factors for infection in the urban slum setting.

Plos Neglected Tropical Diseases. Volume 8. Issue 5, e2927