Epidemiological, clinical and laboratory features of leptospirosis compared to other acute febrile illnesses

Background Leptospirosis is a common zoonotic disease. Many waterborne diseases and mosquito-borne diseases are common causes of acute febrile illnesses in the southern Indian state of Kerala posing diagnostic challenges. The objective of this study was to describe the epidemiological, clinical and laboratory features of leptospirosis diagnosed using the modified Faine’s criteria (with amendment) compared to other common acute febrile illnesses.

Challenges in the diagnosis of leptospirosis outwith endemic settings: a Scottish single centre experience


Background Leptospirosis is a zoonotic infection occurring worldwide but endemic in tropical countries. This study describes diagnostic testing for leptospirosis at our institution in Scotland over a 10-year period.

Method We identified patients with blood samples referred to the Public Health England reference laboratory for leptospirosis testing between 2006 and 2016.