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Volume 10, Number 3—March 2004

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Reemerging Leptospirosis, California

Elissa Meites*, Michele T. Jay†, Stanley Deresinski†‡, Wun-Ju Shieh§, Sherif R. Zaki§, Lucy Tompkins*, and D. Scott Smith*¶Comments to Author 
Author affiliations: *Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, California, USA; †California Department of Health Services, Sacramento, California, USA; ‡Santa Clara Valley Medical Center, San Jose, California, USA; §Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA; ¶Kaiser Permanente Medical Group, Redwood City, California, USA

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Table 1

Features of leptospirosis patients reported in California, 1982–2001

Exposure type % (n=61)
   Recreational
59
   Occupational
16
   Pet-related
10
   Unknown
15
Sex

   Male
77
   Female
15
   Unknown
8
Race

   White
70
   Hispanic
8
   Black
2
   Unknown
20
Age

   0–20
10
   21–40
67
   41–60
13
   60+
2
   Unknown 8

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