Global Morbidity and Mortality of Leptospirosis: A Systematic Review

Costa, F.; Hagan, J.; Calcagno, J. PLoS Neglected Tropical diseases (2015) CC
Leptospirosis, a spirochaetal zoonosis, occurs in diverse epidemiological settings and affects vulnerable populations, such as rural subsistence farmers and urban slum dwellers. Although leptospirosis is a life-threatening disease and recognized as an important cause of pulmonary haemorrhage syndrome, the lack of global estimates for morbidity and mortality has contributed to its neglected disease status