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Household Transmission of Leptospira Infection in Urban Slum Communities

  • Elves A. P. Maciel,

    Affiliation: Centro de Pesquisas Gonçalo Moniz, Fundação Oswaldo Cruz, Ministério da Saúde, Salvador, Bahia, Brazil

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  • Ana Luiza F. de Carvalho,

    Affiliation: Centro de Pesquisas Gonçalo Moniz, Fundação Oswaldo Cruz, Ministério da Saúde, Salvador, Bahia, Brazil

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  • Simone F. Nascimento,

    Affiliations: Centro de Pesquisas Gonçalo Moniz, Fundação Oswaldo Cruz, Ministério da Saúde, Salvador, Bahia, Brazil, Municipal Secretary of Health for Salvador, Salvador, Bahia, Brazil

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  • Rosan B. de Matos,

    Affiliations: Centro de Pesquisas Gonçalo Moniz, Fundação Oswaldo Cruz, Ministério da Saúde, Salvador, Bahia, Brazil, State Secretary of Health for Bahia, Salvador, Bahia, Brazil

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  • Edilane L. Gouveia,

    Affiliation: Centro de Pesquisas Gonçalo Moniz, Fundação Oswaldo Cruz, Ministério da Saúde, Salvador, Bahia, Brazil

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  • Mitermayer G. Reis,

    Affiliation: Centro de Pesquisas Gonçalo Moniz, Fundação Oswaldo Cruz, Ministério da Saúde, Salvador, Bahia, Brazil

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  • Albert I. Ko mail

    aik2001@med.cornell.edu

    Affiliations: Centro de Pesquisas Gonçalo Moniz, Fundação Oswaldo Cruz, Ministério da Saúde, Salvador, Bahia, Brazil, Division of International Medicine and Infectious Disease, Weill Medical College of Cornell University, New York, New York, United States of America

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  • Published: January 30, 2008
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0000154

About the Authors

Elves A. P. Maciel, Ana Luiza F. de Carvalho, Simone F. Nascimento, Rosan B. de Matos, Edilane L. Gouveia, Mitermayer G. Reis, Albert I. Ko
Centro de Pesquisas Gonçalo Moniz, Fundação Oswaldo Cruz, Ministério da Saúde, Salvador, Bahia, Brazil
Simone F. Nascimento
Municipal Secretary of Health for Salvador, Salvador, Bahia, Brazil
Rosan B. de Matos
State Secretary of Health for Bahia, Salvador, Bahia, Brazil
Albert I. Ko
Division of International Medicine and Infectious Disease, Weill Medical College of Cornell University, New York, New York, United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: aik2001@med.cornell.edu

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: MR AK EM SN. Performed the experiments: AK EM AC SN RM. Analyzed the data: AK EM AC EG. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: MR AK. Wrote the paper: AK EM SN EG. Reviewed and revised the final version of the manuscript: EM AC SN RM EG MR.