Maze MJ, Cash-Goldwasser S, Rubach MP, Biggs HM, Galloway RL, Sharples KJ, Allan KJ, Halliday JEB, Cleaveland S, Shand MC, Muiruri C, Kazwala RR, Saganda W, Lwezaula BF, Mmbaga BT, Maro VP, Crump JA. Risk factors for human acute leptospirosis in northern Tanzania. PLoS neglected tropical diseases. 2018 Dec;12(12). e0006372. PMID: 29879114 [PubMed] PMCID: PMC5991637
Leptospirosis is a major cause of febrile illness in Africa but little is known about risk factors for human infection. We conducted a cross-sectional study to investigate risk factors for acute leptospirosis and Leptospira seropositivity among patients with fever attending referral hospitals in northern Tanzania.