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Research Article

Regional Differences of Leptospirosis in Sri Lanka: Observations from a Flood-Associated Outbreak in 2011

  • Suneth B. Agampodi mail,

    sunethagampodi@yahoo.com

    Affiliations: Department of Community Medicine, Faculty of Medicine and Allied Sciences, Rajarata University, Saliyapura, Sri Lanka, Tropical Disease Research Unit, Faculty of Medicine and Allied Sciences, Rajarata University, Saliyapura, Sri Lanka, Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, University of California San Diego, School of Medicine, La Jolla, California, United States of America

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  • Niroshan J. Dahanayaka,

    Affiliations: Tropical Disease Research Unit, Faculty of Medicine and Allied Sciences, Rajarata University, Saliyapura, Sri Lanka, Department of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine and Allied Sciences, Rajarata University, Saliyapura, Sri Lanka

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  • Anoma K. Bandaranayaka,

    Affiliation: Teaching Hospital, Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka

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  • Manoj Perera,

    Affiliation: Teaching Hospital, Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka

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  • Sumudu Priyankara,

    Affiliation: Department of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine and Allied Sciences, Rajarata University, Saliyapura, Sri Lanka

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  • Prasanna Weerawansa,

    Affiliations: Tropical Disease Research Unit, Faculty of Medicine and Allied Sciences, Rajarata University, Saliyapura, Sri Lanka, Department of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine and Allied Sciences, Rajarata University, Saliyapura, Sri Lanka

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  • Michael A. Matthias,

    Affiliation: Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, University of California San Diego, School of Medicine, La Jolla, California, United States of America

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  • Joseph M. Vinetz

    Affiliations: Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, University of California San Diego, School of Medicine, La Jolla, California, United States of America, Instituto de Medicina Tropical Alexander von Humboldt, Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia, Lima, Peru, Departamento de Ciencias Celulares y Moleculares, Laboratorio de Investigación y Desarrollo, Facultad de Ciencias, Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia, Lima, Peru

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  • Published: January 16, 2014
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0002626

About the Authors

Suneth B. Agampodi
Department of Community Medicine, Faculty of Medicine and Allied Sciences, Rajarata University, Saliyapura, Sri Lanka
Suneth B. Agampodi, Niroshan J. Dahanayaka, Prasanna Weerawansa
Tropical Disease Research Unit, Faculty of Medicine and Allied Sciences, Rajarata University, Saliyapura, Sri Lanka
Suneth B. Agampodi, Michael A. Matthias, Joseph M. Vinetz
Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, University of California San Diego, School of Medicine, La Jolla, California, United States of America
Niroshan J. Dahanayaka, Sumudu Priyankara, Prasanna Weerawansa
Department of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine and Allied Sciences, Rajarata University, Saliyapura, Sri Lanka
Anoma K. Bandaranayaka, Manoj Perera
Teaching Hospital, Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka
Joseph M. Vinetz
Instituto de Medicina Tropical Alexander von Humboldt, Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia, Lima, Peru
Joseph M. Vinetz
Departamento de Ciencias Celulares y Moleculares, Laboratorio de Investigación y Desarrollo, Facultad de Ciencias, Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia, Lima, Peru

Corresponding Author

Email: sunethagampodi@yahoo.com

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: SBA NJD. Performed the experiments: NJD AKB MP SP PW. Analyzed the data: SBA MAM JMV. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: JMV. Wrote the paper: SBA MAM JMV. Screened, basic investigations were carried out and clinical management of the of the patients were done: AKB MP, Interpretation of clinical finding together with investigations and classified the outcomes: PW.