Leptospirosis in Ireland: annual incidence and exposures associated with infection.

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/302492
Title:
Leptospirosis in Ireland: annual incidence and exposures associated with infection.
Authors:
Garvey, P; Connell, J; O'Flanagan, D; McKeown, P
Affiliation:
Health Protection Surveillance Centre, HSE, Dublin, Ireland.
Citation:
Leptospirosis in Ireland: annual incidence and exposures associated with infection. 2013:1-9 Epidemiol. Infect.
Journal:
Epidemiology and infection
Issue Date:
5-Aug-2013
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/302492
DOI:
10.1017/S0950268813001775
PubMed ID:
23916046
Abstract:
SUMMARY Human leptospirosis is found throughout the world, albeit with a higher incidence in tropical regions. In temperate regions it is associated with certain occupational and recreational activities. This paper reports both on the incidence of human leptospirosis in Ireland and on possible associated exposures, using leptospirosis case notification, enhanced surveillance, hospital discharge data and death registrations. Based on official notification data, there was a threefold increase in the reported incidence of leptospirosis in Ireland between 1995-1999 and 2004-2009, which appears partially to be due to improved reporting. The exposures most associated with infection were those involving contact with livestock or water-based recreational sports, in particular kayaking. Advice on prevention should continue to be targeted in the first instance at these groups. The variety of potential transmission routes reported should inform clinicians to consider leptospirosis in individuals with a compatible clinical profile who were not from occupational groups historically considered at risk.
Item Type:
Article
Language:
en
Keywords:
EPIDEMIOLOGY; POPULATION HEALTH
Local subject classification:
LEPTOSPIROSIS
ISSN:
1469-4409

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorGarvey, Pen_GB
dc.contributor.authorConnell, Jen_GB
dc.contributor.authorO'Flanagan, Den_GB
dc.contributor.authorMcKeown, Pen_GB
dc.date.accessioned2013-09-30T10:45:35Z-
dc.date.available2013-09-30T10:45:35Z-
dc.date.issued2013-08-05-
dc.identifier.citationLeptospirosis in Ireland: annual incidence and exposures associated with infection. 2013:1-9 Epidemiol. Infect.en_GB
dc.identifier.issn1469-4409-
dc.identifier.pmid23916046-
dc.identifier.doi10.1017/S0950268813001775-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/302492-
dc.description.abstractSUMMARY Human leptospirosis is found throughout the world, albeit with a higher incidence in tropical regions. In temperate regions it is associated with certain occupational and recreational activities. This paper reports both on the incidence of human leptospirosis in Ireland and on possible associated exposures, using leptospirosis case notification, enhanced surveillance, hospital discharge data and death registrations. Based on official notification data, there was a threefold increase in the reported incidence of leptospirosis in Ireland between 1995-1999 and 2004-2009, which appears partially to be due to improved reporting. The exposures most associated with infection were those involving contact with livestock or water-based recreational sports, in particular kayaking. Advice on prevention should continue to be targeted in the first instance at these groups. The variety of potential transmission routes reported should inform clinicians to consider leptospirosis in individuals with a compatible clinical profile who were not from occupational groups historically considered at risk.-
dc.languageENG-
dc.language.isoenen
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to Epidemiology and infectionen_GB
dc.subjectEPIDEMIOLOGYen_GB
dc.subjectPOPULATION HEALTHen_GB
dc.subject.otherLEPTOSPIROSISen_GB
dc.titleLeptospirosis in Ireland: annual incidence and exposures associated with infection.en_GB
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentHealth Protection Surveillance Centre, HSE, Dublin, Ireland.en_GB
dc.identifier.journalEpidemiology and infectionen_GB

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