Leptospirosis-associated Severe Pulmonary Hemorrhagic Syndrome, Salvador, Brazil
Edilane L. Gouveia*, John Metcalfe†, Ana Luiza F. de Carvalho*, Talita S.F. Aires*, José Caetano Villasboas-Bisneto*, Adriano Queirroz*, Andréia C. Santos*, Kátia Salgado‡, Mitermayer G. Reis*, and Albert I. Ko*§
Author affiliations: *Fundação Oswaldo Cruz, Ministério da Saúde, Salvador, Bahia, Brazil; †University of California, San Francisco, California, USA; ‡Hospital Couto Maia, Secretaria da Saúde do Estado da Bahia, Salvador, Bahia, Brazil; §Weill Medical College of Cornell University, New York, New York, USA;
Figure. Active hospital-based surveillance for leptospirosis in Salvador, Brazil, 2000–2005, including total number of suspected leptospirosis cases (A) and deaths (B) among case-patients. Case-patients with and without severe pulmonary hemorrhagic syndrome are shown by black and gray bars, respectively.
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