Human Leptospirosis Trends, the Netherlands, 1925–2008
Figure. . . Incidence rates of leptospirosis, the Netherlands, 1925–2008. White bars indicate case-fatality rate (percentage of deaths/no. of confirmed cases), thick black line indicates total incidence rate (no. cases/100,000 population), thin black line indicates incidence rate among male patients (no. cases in male patients/100,000 male population), and dashed line indicates incidence rate among female patients (no. cases in female patients/100,000 female population). The total population of the Netherlands was 7.3 million in 1925, 8.4 million in 1935, 9.2 million in 1945, 10.7 million in 1955, 12.2 million in 1965, 13.6 million in 1975, 14.5 million in 1985, 15.4 million in 1995, and 16.3 million in 2005.