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Indian J Med Sci. 2008 Nov;62(11):431-8.

A case control study to explore the risk factors for acquisition of leptospirosis in Surat city, after flood.

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  • 1Department of Community Medicine, Era's Lucknow Medical College & Hospital, Lucknow, India. pankajbhardwajdr@gmail.com

Abstract

BACKGROUND:

Between August and November 2006, a population-based case control study was conducted to identify the probable risk factors for leptospirosis during flooding in Surat city.

MATERIALS AND METHODS:

Sixty-two laboratory confirmed cases out of 129 suspected cases, and 253 age and sex matched fever and healthy controls were interviewed with the help of predesigned questionnaire. The association of risk factors with acquiring leptospirosis was assessed by adjusted OR with the help of logistic regression model to control confounders.

RESULTS:

By univariate analysis, factors identified were, walking barefoot (OR = 10.34, 95% CI 5.09-21.31, P <0.05).

CONCLUSIONS:

Prompt and vigilant fever surveillance activities in pre-monsoon preparedness plan, intensive IEC messages, rodent control programs and improvement of environmental sanitary conditions may help to greatly reduce the incidence of leptospirosis.

PMID:
19265232
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