Display Settings:

Format

Send to:

Choose Destination
Mo Med. 1992 Jun;89(6):354-7.

Kayaking as a risk factor for leptospirosis.

Author information

  • Family Practice Department, Ozarks Medical Center, West Plains, MO.

Abstract

Leptospirosis is a common zoonosis present throughout Missouri. Previously regarded as an occupational illness of farmers and sewer workers, it is now primarily acquired from exposure to water polluted with the bacteria Leptospira. We present a case report of leptospirosis acquired through kayaking and review both the disease and the risk factor associated with kayaking.

PMID:
1620089
[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
PubMed Commons home

PubMed Commons

0 comments
How to join PubMed Commons

    Supplemental Content

    Loading ...
    Write to the Help Desk