1921
Volume 6, Issue 6
  • ISSN: 0002-9637
  • E-ISSN: 1476-1645
USD

Abstract

Summary

Preliminary studies have been made on the occurrence, epidemiology and clinical aspects of human leptospirosis in the Isthmus of Panama. Serological examination of 670 human sera from food-handler examinations, obstetric clinics and hospital patients indicated that human leptospirosis, probably involving 10 leptospiral serotypes, is present in Panama. Preliminary epidemiological data reveal no significant differences between the sexes with respect to leptospirosis, but a higher proportion of young adults showed antibodies than of older people. Significant differences also appeared among groups of different racial origins and from different geographical areas.

Loading

Article metrics loading...

/content/journals/10.4269/ajtmh.1957.6.1054
1957-11-01
2017-09-19
Loading full text...

Full text loading...

http://instance.metastore.ingenta.com/content/journals/10.4269/ajtmh.1957.6.1054
Loading

Most Cited This Month

This is a required field
Please enter a valid email address
Approval was a Success
Invalid data
An Error Occurred
Approval was partially successful, following selected items could not be processed due to error